“Shaken, not stirred“
is a catchphrase in Dr. No (1958), where his exact words are “shaken and not stirred”. In the film adaptations of Fleming’s novels, the phrase is first uttered by the villain Dr. Julius No when he offers the drink in Dr. No (1962), and it is not uttered by Bond himself (played by Sean Connery) until Goldfinger (1964).
Although the “average” Vodka Martini is better known in Bond’s adventures, it is the Vesper Martini that is the “true” Bond Martini as it was the first mentioned and the one that he claims to have invented inCasino Royale (the only time he drinks one in the movies or novels).
Besides Champagne, the Vodka Martini is the drink most often consumed by Bond.
Scotch & Soda
James Bond’s desire for a Scotch and Soda was lost in the production of the movies, but it is the mixed drink he has most often in the books.
If Bond was that fond of Scotch and Soda, it’s only natural that on occasion he went for the white spirits and both the Vodka Tonic and Gin & Tonic make appearances in his adventures. As with the Martini, the vodka version is favored over the gin and it’s believed that the occurrence of one or the other reflected Ian Fleming’s own preferences at the time of writing each novel.
Mojito On the flip side of the book versus movie appearances, the Mojito is one of the very few to be on the big screen and not in writing. This happens very late in the movies (2002’s Die Another Day) and is a possible reflection of the popularity of the cocktail at the time of production. It was a fitting choice for the Cuban setting as well.
Bollinger and Bond is one of the most enduring marketing partnerships in motion picture history. Champagne Bollinger is featured in almost every Bond movie since Live And Let Die.
In the movie SkyFall (2012), Gareth Mallory (played by Ralph Fiennes) and M (Judi Dench) both drink Courvoisier VSOP cognac. First Mallory pours both himself and M a glass in his office, and later M pours herself a glass in her apartment. A bottle of Courvoisier can also be spotted in the bar where Bond drinks the ‘scorpion’ shot.
James Bond and Smirnoff have gone hand in hand for more than 50 years. The close partnership between Smirnoff Vodka and Bond began in 1962’sDr. No, when the villain hands Sean Connery a “Martini, shaken not stirred” made with Smirnoff Vodka.