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19 November 2015

Is the Bond martini (shaken vodka martini) delicious for drinkers?

Spector is released on 4th December in Japanese market. The new 007 film Spector has already released in UK.  

“James is not a real drinker, I think. The Bond martini is small amount of alcohol because the shaking sound is very dull with clashing ice sound, thus the martini glasses are very large.” The lady who love to taste the cocktails in the famous bar said and I said “The Martini which Japanese skilful bartender had shaken will throw him down, with the strong alcohol contains in the Shaken vodka martini.” We told about the weak martini in the 007 movies over a glass of sherry and a glass of thick White lady at the early evening.

The shaken vodka martini must have been very thin and tasteless in the Bond movies as Sky fall (the bartender in Macao was at least better than other ones.), Casino Royal or Living Daylight (we may know the taste of the poison in such as thin martini). When I visited to the bars in these Anglo-Saxon countries, I had been very disappointed the quality of the cocktails. The bar man in these countries used very loose ices containing a lot of airs bubble and almost melting for their cocktails. They also were not able to measure the amount of liquors for the cocktails. The shaken vodka martini made with loose ices were nicely weak cocktail before going out on missions. In the United States or England, the ice for the cocktails is really low quality.
From the economist web site

Ian Fleming may have known and anticipated the worrying future of cocktail in UK. He had Mr Bond drunk 92 units per week in his novels. In this “scientific” article, the author had described that he counted the vodka martini as 3 units alcohol (1unit is 8 g of ethanol.) same amount as the glass (150mL) of the wine or Japanese sake. The Dukes bar in Dukes hotel, London where Sir Fleming loved to drink and was inspired the Vesper martini is serving 8 units alcohol martini with 150mL Martini glass. He had written Mr Bond as the strong role model but the movie producers had drawn his as the “not-real drinker.” The amount of alcohol unit must flexed depends on the recipes of the cocktail.

http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f7255.full.pdf+html

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