Add a touch of 007 class to your next
party with Smirnoff's signature drinks recipes celebrating
"Quantum of Solace"...
Smirnoff's 007 Signature Drinks
28th December 2008
Smirnoff Vodka continued its official
partnership with James Bond
in the latest film Quantum of
Solace. The brand made its original appearance alongside
Bond in Dr No which premiered
in 1962. Sean Connery’s request
for a “martini, shaken not stirred” made with Smirnoff
vodka helped change how people made 007’s favourite cocktail—from
using traditional gin to making it vodka-based. Inspired by Quantum
of Solace, The Quantum
of Solace and The Black Martini are
the newest Smirnoff cocktails. MI6 has secured
the recipes so that you can add some 007 sparkle to your next
Bond's life is tumultuous.
It has been shaken by the loss of Vesper but his resolve
has not been stirred. This drink embodies the delicate
balance between his emotional turmoil and his need for
retribution. The exceptional clarity of Smirnoff Vodka,
a splash of lonely bitters and the brilliant ruby red of
a blood red orange, combine to create the perfect Quantum
of Solace. A cocktail of no small measure.
1/2 oz Bitters Liqueur
1 oz Smirnoff Vodka
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
Garnish: Orange Zest
Pour all the ingredients into an ice filled shaker and shake well. Strain into
a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange zest.
A wonderful blend of some of 007's favourite luxuries. With the triple
distilled Smirnoff Vodka as its base, this luscious libation is shaken
with fresh mint with just a touch of sugar. Topped up with sparkling
Champagne, this well dressed cocktail is always in style.
1 oz Smirnoff Vodka
1 1/2 oz Champagne
Splash of sugar syrup
1/2 dozen mint leaves
Shake the Smirnoff vodka, mint and sugar with ice. Double
strain into a champagne flute, topping with champagne
and stirring. Garnish with a mint leaf.
In Casino Royale, Bond transforms the martini from a staid, traditional
gin drink into a more complex and refined libation. The addition
of his favourite vodka and white wine vermouth created a signature
beverage so worthy he named it Vesper, after his first true love.
You'll understand his passion once you shake this cocktail (please
don't stir it) with Smirnoff Vodka, a vodka ten times filtered for
1/3 oz Smirnoff Vodka
1 oz Gordon's Gin
Splash of White Wine Vermouth
Pour all the ingredients into an ice filled shaker. Shake
well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
"The 007 Martini"
To ensure that you experience the quintessential "Bond" martini,
you must insist (as Bond himself has 22 times on film) that it be "shaken,
not stirred." The shaking creates greater friction between the ice
and the vodka resulting in increased aeration and an icy cold beverage.
Smirnoff Vodka’s exceptional smoothness allows the flavours of
this classic cocktail to shine through.
1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Vodka
Splash of Dry Vermouth
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Pour the vermouth into the martini glass and fill with crushed
ice and water. Shake the Smirnoff with cubed ice in a separate
cocktail shaker. Discard the contents of the martini glass
(which will leave a vermouth rinse on the glass). Strain the
Smirnoff into the glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
James Bond asks for his Martini dry, shaken and garnished with
a twist of lemon. Alternatives include using more vermouth and
an olive as garnish.
Thanks to Smirnoff.