007 Drink: A double Stolichnaya martini, medium dry

007 Drink: A double Stolichnaya martini, medium dry

April 9, 2022 0 By 007 Travelers

Drink: A double Stolichnaya martini, medium dry
Bond book appearance: Carte Blanche (2011). Bond drinks Stolichnaya martini at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
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“The waiter approached and asked what would he like. American bourbon was Bond´s favourite spirit, but he believed vodka was medicinal, if not curative, when served bitingly cold. He now ordered a double Stolichnaya martini, medium dry and asked that it be shaken very well, which not only chilled the vodka better than stirring but bruised – aerated – it too, improving the flavour considerably.

“Lemon peel only”.

When the drink arrived, suitably opaque – evidence of a proper shaking – he drank half immediately and felt the oxymoronic burning chill flow from throat to face. It helped dull the frustration that he hadn’t able to save either the young woman or Yusuf Nasad.

It did nothing, however, to mitigate the memory of Hydt’s eerie expression as he gazed, lusting, at the petrified bodies.

He sipped again, staring absently at the television above the bar, on whose screen the beautiful Bahraini singer Ahlam was swirling through a video edited in the jerky style fashionable on Arab and Indian TV. Her infectious, trilling voice floated from the speakers.”

“They rang off, as Leiter arrived, sat down and ordered a Jim Beam, neat. “That means no ice, no water, no fruit salad, no nothing. But it does mean a double. And I could live with a triple.”

Bond ordered another martini. When the waiter left he asked, “How’s the head?”

Jeffery Deaver: “Carte Blanche” (2011)

Roger Moore as James Bond in “A View to a Kill” (1985)
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