James Bond is wrong: a Martini Consists of Gin (not Vodka) and Vermouth

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Here is my proposal for the closing sequence of the last ever 007 film.

James Bond sidles up to the bar and next to the beautiful mistress of the murderous leader of an international criminal syndicate. He murmurs nonchalantly, Vodka martini, shaken, not stirred…

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Richard Thompson Ford

Richard Thompson Ford

Professor. Lawyer. Dilettante mixologist. Amateur sartorialist. Watch geek. Author of Dress Codes: how the laws of fashion made history. www.dresscodes.org