BEING JAMES BOND

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On March 31st, just outside Atlanta, the first annual Spy-Con was held, and yours truly was asked to discuss ‘The Cocktails of James Bond.’ In the following lecture, we discuss how to make a Martini, the Mint Julep, the Collins, the Sazerac, the Mojito, and of course, the Vesper. Plus, we explain all the cocktail-related Bondisms — “A overdose of Bon Bois?” Read More

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Even the most casual James Bond fan can tell you that it was the block-buster hit Goldfinger that forever transformed gentleman secret agent James Bond into a world-wide phenomenon. In addition to being such an extraordinary film, there’s something particularly … Read More

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Live and Let Die, the 1973 James Bond film, finds our favorite secret agent in the Big Easy tracking a gangster known only as Mr. Big. Bond enters a bar called Fillet of Soul with his CIA counterpart, Felix Leiter, … Read More

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Few things can bring the James Bond lifestyle into your home like having a respectable home bar, and being able to create and serve cocktails to suit the setting and mood. In order to transform your amateur setup into a … Read More

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I can recall being mesmerized when I was younger by the sight of more sophisticated bar patrons ordering a martini. While most bar clientele needed only to specify bottle or draft, the martini drinker would request “a medium-dry Boodles martini, straight up, and a little dirty.” Read More

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