I saw Casino Royale with my family over Thanksgiving and loved it. During the movie I tried to take mental notes to remember the new Vesper martini recipe (named for his love interest, Vesper Lynd), but had to search a little to confirm I had it right. My favorite line of the film is when Vesper asks him why he named the drink after her, "Because of the bitter aftertaste?" she asked, "No, because once you have tasted it, it's all you want to drink," Bond replied. Here's the recipe:
3 parts Gordon's Gin
1 part Vodka
1/2 part Lillet Blanc (a French white wine apéritif)
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Oh and if you want to add a little more Bond to your bar there are some cool vintage posters like this out there, they make great gifts for bachelors and wanna-be bachelors.
Dec 5, 2006