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The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond, 2nd Edition [Kindle Edition]

David Leigh
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Named best UK cocktail book by the 2014 World Gourmand AwardsThe Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond takes a comprehensive look at the drinks consumed by 007 in both Ian Fleming's novels and the Eon movies.

In this new expanded edition you'll find details of everything James Bond drinks, whether cocktails, Champagne or even beer, a beverage certainly enjoyed by 007 on occasion in the books. You can also learn the first film in which he drinks beer (and it wasn't Skyfall).

Naturally it includes details of the vodka martini, shaken, not stirred, as well as the Vesper, which first appeared in Casino Royale. 

As well as providing background details to 007's drinks, including a look at some of the best-known Champagne houses, it includes cocktail recipes so that you can mix drinks in the comfort of your own home to enjoy either by yourself, while you savour a 007 moment, or with family and friends.

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  • File Size: 325 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052Y37H2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shaken and stirred October 15, 2012
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Shaken, not stirred. The three most famous words uttered by James Bond (well, perhaps after 'Bond, James Bond'). Bond's vodka martini is as closely associated with Bond as his dinner suit, Aston Martin and Walther PPK. But as this second edition of David Leigh's comprehensive guide to James Bond's drinks shows, there is more to Bond's drinking habits that a vodka and vermouth-based cocktail. The recipe for the perfect Bondian martini is included, of course, but there are plenty of other drinks to try before you get there. David Leigh has scoured Fleming's original novels, as well as the films, and the result is a selection that would keep any barman in work for a very long while. Spirits, wines, Champagnes, exotic cocktails, beer - they're all there. Beer? Really? Yes, Bond is an occasional beer drinker, and he has been for the best part of 60 years. In fact, David Leigh discusses the fuss over the appearance of Heineken in Skyfall, and reveals that the choice of beer is not so surprising. As well as offering recipes for Bondian drinks (including the Vesper), it serves as a superb reference book. Well recommended, and a must for any Bond fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Mixology Book for All, 007 Fan or Not October 22, 2012
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If you're a fan of 007 and enjoy the occasional or frequent cocktail, you will want this book.

"James Bond Drinks" is well laid out with sections on spirits, cocktails, wine and beer as well as a section on equipment and glassware. It is not so much a bar tending guide as it is a history of 007 and his beverage preferences in book or on the big screen. Through the book, the author provides the book and movie references including quotes for each drink as well as a history of the drink in the real world. While I am not a huge 007 fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned much about the history of cocktails, wine and champagne producers and brewers throughout the world. The author has a style that is down-to-earth and easy to follow while educating the reader.

On top of all that the book has to offer, there are several references for additional background on all things James Bond, mixology or both together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bond drinks October 16, 2012
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This guide is a must for all James Bond's fan.Enjoy it and start to make your own drinks by yourself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy book November 13, 2012
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Good book for those that enjoy James Bond and the drinks from the movies. I also find it to be very informative on the mechanics of making drinks and the tools needed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelled to Write a Glowing Review! November 6, 2012
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I don't write many reviews on, however, I feel compelled to add a kind word for this much-needed book. For those of us who have seen every Bond film (and also enjoy classy drinks), this books succeeds on so many levels. For example, I am currently reading the chapter about "Algerian Wine" from my favorite Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The mere mention of Piz Gloria brings back the romance and excitement of the film, coupled with an education about Algerian wine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is the second edition of a great book a total must for All James Bond fans who want an evening with friends or just to watch the movies with Bond James Bond
I will enjoy watching or reading the books ready with a drink in had

M thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drink! October 15, 2012
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To the dedicated James Bond fan, it should come as no surprise that somewhere in the more than 50 years since Ian Fleming put typewriter ribbon to onionskin, someone has got the notion to catalog everything James Bond imbibes over the course of 14 books and 23 films. After all, anyone who has read even a single 007 adventure knows that James Bond takes great pains over what he eats and what he drinks. He does drink vodka martinis but no more than any other tipple. Bond is a man of the world and this is never more clear than in his taste for spirits. The literary Bond knows what he likes but he also knows enough to keep trying new things. The variety of spirits-based adventures upon which he dutifully embarks is as dizzying as the effect of the spirits themselves.

To catalog all of it, a man would have to be a rare combination of dedicated, meticulous and just a little fanatical to scour every single line of text and every frame of film just to collect the raw data of what Bond drinks and then go even farther with exhaustive research not only on the wines and cocktails but also on the recipes and ingredients, suggesting alternatives for those that have changed or vanished completely since the original works were produced.

It's actually a huge job and David Leigh pulls it off magnificently; organizing the book into logical sections, listing hard spirits and aperitifs, mixed drinks, wines and beers (yes, 007 likes a good brew every now and again). In this second edition, he has updated the drinks to include what Bond drinks in the upcoming film Skyfall and added a new section called Q Branch in which he lists all the glassware and appropriate gadgets you'll need for a successful mission behind the bar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drink Up, Mr. Bond! October 15, 2012
By Grrrr
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We Bond lovers crave all the minutae we can get about our favorite hero, and if you've always wanted to become a dashing secret agent for Universal Exports (at least in your own mind!) there's no better place to start than with this delightful book by David Leigh! The next time you're out on a date with some gorgeous operative, you can impress them by ordering one of the many exotic drinks in this book, OR EVEN BETTER - MIX UP one of these drinks back in your digs and REALLY IMPRESS THEM! Be warned, while you're sitting at home or on a trip and you're perusing this, you'll be tempted to put down the book, or Kindle, and go seek out one of these delightful libations! Cheers! Bottoms Up! Salute!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love the book. It's a great addition to my bar library.
Published 3 months ago by Paul
3.0 out of 5 stars Overly simple list of drinks
the book is just a simple outline of what was drank in the many Ian Fleming 007 books and films only one mixed drink is even listed with a recipe
Published 6 months ago by Steven Hosteter
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of cool trivia in here for Bond fans
Lots of cool trivia in here for Bond fans. The book guides you through the Bond novels and films, providing recipes for cocktails, etc. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ricky Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
If you are interested in the drinks of James Bond, this is the read for you. More than just a bar mixing book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by wwrrmm1953
5.0 out of 5 stars For understanding and appreciating Bond better
Over on the Becoming Heroic Podcast we are currently doing a deep dive into the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Kendall Giles
4.0 out of 5 stars Good-Not Great
A few years ago there was a website devoted to the drinks of James Bond, (It's still available as a web archive). Read more
Published on April 12, 2013 by sfsorrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
As a Bond enthusiast and as someone trying to expand their drinking horizons, I greatly enjoyed this book. Read more
Published on March 14, 2013 by Christopher W. Kash
4.0 out of 5 stars fun for bar trivia
This book gives a nice summary of the drinks that the 007 agent has ever consumed or at least ordered, both in the films and the books
Published on January 20, 2013 by John P. Wishart
5.0 out of 5 stars Literary and Film Drinks
This is a nice little Kindle book that covers everything 007 has consumed since 1953, including the latest film, Skyfall. Read more
Published on December 30, 2012 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible book
Lame, the transition from print to e-book is horrible. Drinks are lame too. Glad I didn't pay for it. :(
Published on December 17, 2012 by E. Chorn
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