New 007 Cocktail Book Offers 49 Ways to Go Beyond Shaken, Not Stirred

London’s finest cocktail slingers interpret the libations of James Bond.

By Ethan L. Johns
August 28, 2018

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Image: Ian Fleming Publications

If you grew up with a dream to become Britain’s suavest spy—and are now of legal drinking age—you’re about to have a new favorite guzzling guide.

An official James Bond cocktail book—titled Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming—is set to hit shelves in early September, so you’ll finally be able to drink like a MI6 agent.

Using Ian Fleming’s 007 novels as a guide, the cocktail professionals from London’s bar Swift—one of whom is related to Fleming—developed 40 custom cocktails to complement both the author’s original writing and his essays on imbibing.

Of course, 10 of the cocktails are Bond originals, most notably the film-favorite vodka martini (shaken, not stirred) and the Vesper, which Fleming outlined in the first novel, Casino Royal.

With cocktails like the “Moneypenny,” “That Old Devil M” and “Diamonds Are Forever” in five different styles, budding mixologists will find something for Bond fans of all stripes—whether they prefer Connery, Niven, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan or Craig.

The book is available now for pre-order on Amazon, and will be released worldwide on September 6th.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns