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James Bond & Friends - Episode 007

23rd April 2019

What were Bond's drinking habits across the books and how do they differ in the films?

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What were Bond's drinking habits across the books and how do they differ in the films?

This episode of 'James Bond & Friends' is hosted by James Page with guests David Leigh and Bill Koenig.

We discuss aspects of James Bond's drinks and along the way we mull over the loss of local flavour, drinks missing from the films, Bond's salad dressing recipe, chaining carte blanche's, following 007's trail in NYC, substitutions for illusive Kina Lillet (and how they blew a big marketing opportunity), how to mix a perfect Vesper, shaking versus stirring, brandless bourbon, Ian Fleming's gin, and when eleven is too many. We round out by discussing our favourite real-world Bond locations we've visited.

Grab your free copy of 'The James Bond Cocktail Bar' e-book here.

David's paperback book 'The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond' can be found on Amazon US, UK, and France.

The recording took place on April 19th, 2019 in the USA and Spain.

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential
David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com
Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com
#askbond speed round had questions from @Stingray_travel
This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2019
Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

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