In Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming, readers can explore Ian Fleming’s writing on the pleasures of drinking and mix themselves fifty delicious cocktails. The recipes are all inspired by Fleming's famous James Bond books and developed by the award-winning London bar, Swift.
Both Bond and Fleming were partial to a stiff drink. Fleming made the Martini famous with Bond’s ritual of always ordering it “shaken, not stirred”. In every James Bond book a wide selection of strong, sophisticated, and carefully crafted drinks are essential details to the story.
The recipes in Shaken are divided into five categories: Straight Up, On the Rocks, Tall, Fizzy, and Exotic. Sip on inventions such as Smersh, Moneypenny, That Old Devil M, and Diamonds Are Forever, as well as classic Bond cocktails such as the Vesper—and, of course, the Dry Martini. Each recipe is illustrated by a stunning full-color photo of the drink and wonderful extracts from Fleming’s writing—taken from the passage where the drink was featured or a place, character, or plot that inspired it.