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James Bond’s Drinks

Bond Drinks

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).

Vesper Martini

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). 

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Vodka Martini

Besides ChVodka martiniampagne, 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.







Vodka Tonic

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.

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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.   mohitomohito 1






Champagne Bollinger

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. Champagne Bollinger 1 Champagne Bollinger






Courvoisier VSOP

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. Courvoisier VSOPCourvoisier VSOP 1






Talisker Whisky

In the movies The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) James Bond is drinking whisky at several occasions. In both films, Talisker was providing the whisky. M enjoys a glass of Talisker Whisky in both films as well. Talisker WhiskyTalisker Whisky 1





The Macallan Whisky

In the movie SkyFall (2012) we see M (Judi Dench), James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Silva (Javier Bardem) drink a fine whisky: The Macallan. InSPECTRE (2015) Bond once again drinks The Macallan. The Macallan Whisky The Macallan Whisky 1






 Jack Daniel’s

Bond drinks Jack Daniel’s in the novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Ian Fleming, 1963), the novel You Only Live Twice (Ian Fleming, 1964) and in the movie GoldenEye (1995). Jack Daniel 1Jack Daniel
Dom Pérignon Champagne
Dom Pérignon Champagne has appeared in several James Bond movies and one Ian Fleming novel. The literary James Bond drinks Dom Pérignon in the novel Moonraker, when he has two bottles of the Dom Pérignon ’46, suggested to Bond by the wine-waiter at Blades during the dinner with M.
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Suntory Whisky

The Japanese whisky brand Suntory has several James Bond links, from being mentioned several times in the 1964 novel You Only Live Twice, consumed by James Bond (Sean Connery) in the movie You Only Live Twice(1967), a series of 1990s commercials starring Sean Connery, to Bill Murray posing as James Bond in the movie Lost in Translation.
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 Smirnoff Vodka

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. Smirnoff Vodka 1 Smirnoff Vodka







Heineken has been a partner of the James Bond film franchise since Tomorrow Never Dies (1998), but James Bond himself only drinks the Dutch beer in the latest film SkyFall (2012). Though beer drinking may seem like a radical departure for 007, it is not the first time he’s had a beer, either on screen or on the page.

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Red Stripe Lager

Red Stripe lager is featured in the novels The Man with the Golden Gunand Dr. No and the movie Dr. No.

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The famous Tabasco pepper sauce is seen and mentioned in the consecutive movies The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) and The Spy Who Loved Me(1977). It seems to be the favorite condiment for Bond villains eating oysters. TabascoTabasco 2
Harrods luxury food hamper
In the movie The Living Daylights (1987), M asks James Bond (Timothy Dalton) to pick up a hamper at Harrods, as a gift for General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé). Bond brings the basket to Bladen’s Safe House. Harrods luxury food hamper Harrods luxury food hamper 1