James Bond Classic Cocktails

“That’s, um, stirred not shaken.” James Bond has been sipping drinks since 1953. With classic drinks in hand and his impeccable style, our favorite 007 agent has proven to be a powerhouse on screen and in the beloved books. If you’re feeling classy, hosting a party or simply a little thirsty, there is nothing quite as tasty as these classic cocktails.

 

Americano : From Russia with Love

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Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces of Campari    1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth

Club soda, to top    Orange twist for garnish

Directions

 1. Add the Campari and sweet vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice.

2. Top with club soda and stir gently to combine.

3. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!

Negroni: For Your Eyes Only

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Ingredients

1 ounce of gin    1 ounce of Campari

1 ounce sweet vermouth    Orange peel for garnish

Directions

  1. Add the gin, Campari and sweet vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir until well-chilled. Enjoy!

Old Fashioned: Diamonds are Forever

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Ingredients

1/2 tsp sugar    3 dashes of Angostura bitters

1 tsp water    2 ounces bourbon    Orange peel for garnish

Directions

  1. Add the sugar and bitters to a rock glass, then add water. Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved.
  2. Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add the bourbon, and gently stir to combine.
  3. Express the oil of an orange peel over the glass, then drop in. Enjoy!

Stinger: Thunderball 

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Ingredients

2 ounces of cognac    1 ounce white creme de menthe

Directions

  1. Add the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a rock glass over crushed ice. Enjoy!

Vesper: Casino Royale

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Ingredients

3 ounces of gin    1 ounce of vodka

1/2 ounce Lillet blanc aperitif    Lemon twist for garnish

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Express the oils from a lemon twist over the drink, rub the twist along the rim of the glass and drop it into the cocktail. Enjoy!

Sazerac: Live and Let Die

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Ingredients

1 sugar cube    1/2 tsp cold water    1 1/4 ounces cognac

3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters    2 dashes Angostura bitters

1/14 ounces rye whiskey    Absinthe, to rinse    Lemon for garnish

Directions

  1. Rinse a chilled rock glass with absinthe, discarding any excess and set aside.
  2. In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, water and both bitters.
  3. Add the rye and cognac, fill with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.
  5. Twist a lemon peel over the drink’s surface to extract the oils and then garnish with the peel. Enjoy!

Black Velvet: Diamonds are Forever

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Ingredients

Guinness beer    Champagne or sparkling wine

Directions 

  1. Fill a highball glass halfway with beer.
  2. Fill to the top with champagne, pouring it over the back of a spoon into the glass. Enjoy!