The Dirty Vesper

To celebrate the birthday of the CIA (founded September 18, 1947), today’s cocktail recipe is an old espionage classic – the Dirty Vesper martini.  Inspired by James Bond’s cocktail of choice in Casino Royale (an icy blend of vodka, gin and Lillet, garnished with a peel of lemon and called…

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Shaken Not Stirred

James freaking Bond; he said it, and we all live by it. My whole concept of what’s cool comes from Bond, The Godfather and a bunch of other pop-culture influences.  The questions should be asked: “Shaken or Stirred?”, “Is there a difference?”, “Was Bond just being a weirdo?” and “Do we…

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