The Vesper Martini - A bartender story...



Every year a James Bond film comes out thousands of unfortunate souls around the world come confidently into their local cocktail bar & proudly order 'One Vesper Martini & please shaken not stirred' from the bartender. They pay the required amount & as the glass makes its way towards their lips images of fast luxurious cars, models of their dreams & adventure where they are the hero comes into their minds. This cult of ego comes crashing down upon first sip as reality in the form of Gin, Vodka & Lillet slides down their throat. You're not James Bond mate & you're going to drink the rest of that Martini because you're too tight about the money. Reality...

In Reality - Sir Ian Fleming, James Bond & the Vesper Martini:

There are countless books written about the author of the James Bond books looking into the details of his life & inspirations about the character but one of the best introductions can be found in the book "Shaken" written by Edmund Weil, Bobby Hiddleston & Mia Johansson. It goes as such...


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