The Daily Q #319

InQuire more:  Wikipedia tells us: “Shaken, not stirred” is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming’s fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond and describes his preference for the preparation of his martini cocktails. The phrase first appears in the novel Diamonds Are Forever (1956), though Bond himself does not actually say it until 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). It is used in numerous Bond films thereafter with the notable exceptions of You Only Live Twice (1967), in which the drink is wrongly offered “stirred, not shaken,” and Casino Royale (2006) in which Bond, after losing millions of dollars in a game of poker, is asked if he wants his martini shaken or stirred, snaps, “Do I look like I give a damn?”

Watch this video montage of Bond ordering his iconic beverage of choice over the many years.

Then, since it is a Friday night, why not shake things up by crafting the latest of Bond’s favorite libations – the classic dirty martini – which he shares in the 2015 film “Spectre” with French actor Lea Sedoux

James Bond Dirty Martini*
3oz vodka, 1oz dry vermouth, 1/2oz olive brine

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with Sicilian olives. Serve.
*Recipe and film info source: The Guardian


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