So it’s Goodbye Mr Bond, or rather Goodbye to Daniel Craig after five Bond films. We need to toast him with a Goodbye Mr Bond Cocktail !
The five were Craig’s debut Casino Royale (2006, 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating), Quantum of Solace (2008, 64%), Skyfall (2012, 92%), Spectre (2015, 63%) and now No Time To Die (2021, 83%). You can see how all the Bond films are rated at Rotten Tomatoes. Daniel Craig has an average rating of 79%. That’s pretty good but still below Sean Connery’s 83%. That is thanks to his holding the top three slots with Dr No, From Russia with Love and at No.1 Goldfinger.
Here’s a newspaper advert promoting Goldfinger:
“Goodbye Mr Bond”
Of course it’s not Goodbye to Mr Bond. It’s Goodbye to Blofeld because Bond, played by Sean Connery, outmanoeuvres him thanks to a nifty rocket-firing cigarette.
A Bond Cocktail
Bond has been into cocktails from the start. People immediately think of a Vodka Martini “shaken not stirred”. Conventionally cocktails with cloudy ingredients like juices are shaken because the movement of the ice gives better aeration. Those with clear ingredients are stirred, but Bond was always a rule-breaker. According to Difford’s Guide Bond also enjoyed Americano, Dry Martini, Negroni, Old-Fashioned, Stinger and Vespers cocktails.
photo Jason Wagner / Pixabay
So here’s to Bond, James Bond !
Forthcoming Cocktail Book
The above is an extract from Shaker, a brilliant App containing some 400 superb cocktail and mocktail recipes that will help you to plan your party with panache. Shaker is a sister to Cocktails & Kicktails – Life-saving Recipes and Rhymes to Lift Body and Soul, a light-hearted book of anecdotes, recipes and rhymes, with beautiful photographs and cartoons that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, which will be published by Rowan Books on 1st November 2021 priced at £13.99. Learn more about this forthcoming book. Shaker will be downloadable as a stand-alone App for £3.99 or is free if you buy Cocktails & Kicktails from Rowan Books.