“A dry martini” he said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.”
“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”
This is the moment James Bond invented his signature drink in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel, Casino Royale. Famously shaken not stirred, time is of the essence for 007. And he wanted that drink the same way he left Le Chiffre's bodyguards, knocked about. Quickly chilled and slightly cloudy, the botanic purity of Gin and Vodka is enriched by off-dry, white Vermouth.