Tuesday, November 11, 2008

James Bond Doesn’t Know Squat About Martinis

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Legendary spy James Bond doesn’t know the first thing about making a decent martini.

When ordering his signature vodka drink in Bond flicks, 007 always asks for his martini “shaken, not stirred,” but mixologist Edwin Decker says the spy has it all wrong.

Decker says shaking a martini “bruises” the vermouth in the drink and ruins the taste.

He believes the martini is far too “dignified” of a drink to be shaken in a messy manner and says Bond should stick to “gently stirring” his cocktail.

He thinks the only reason Bond author Ian Fleming put the martini catchphrase in the original novels was to prove the badass, unorthodox nature of 007.

As a result, generations of drinkers have adapted the less refined way of making a martini, but the martini madness may end with the release of the latest Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

The martini line is rumored to be absent from the film and Decker hopes it’s because producers finally “caught wind” of the ridiculous drink order.

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