By now, James Bond’s doozy of a drink order—a fabricated recipe dreamed up by Casino Royale author Ian Fleming—has become rote knowledge. It’s also become an exhausting point of contention in certain Martini-drinking circles—should it really be shaken or should it be stirred? What’s the closest approximation for the now-defunct Kina Lillet? It is, in short, the most controversial Martini in the world.
Who Orders a Vesper, Anyway?
Is the 50/50
Even a Martini?
By some accounts, the equal-parts ratio is the original incarnation of the famously austere cocktail. By others,
it’s not a Martini at all.
Go Ahead, Throw Your Martini
The showstopping technique
is experiencing an unprecedented revival.
One part spectacle,
one part physics, Supercooling Magic is leading the avant-garde
The infamous V-shaped glass was once considered too fussy, too kitschy and too difficult to drink out of for modern mixologists. Today, it’s making a roaring return, ready to unseat the coupe as the Martini glass of the moment. When the
“it drink” is served in its corresponding glass, “It’s not a coy take on a Martini, it’s a capital-M Martini,” writes Punch contributor Jaya Saxena.
The Martini Glass Is "Pure Vibes"
Throw Your Martini
The World's Coldest Martini