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How to Order a Martini Like 007

In a nod of appreciation to Daniel Craig’s work as 007 and anticipation of his latest, and likely final, role as James Bond in the film No Time to Die, we take a close look at the classic martini and ask the age-old question… shaken or stirred?

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Let’s start with the basics. What is a martini to begin with? The classic martini is simply a cocktail with gin or vodka combined with dry vermouth and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Of course, as with any standard cocktail, bartenders have added their own twist to the classic, adding flavored liqueurs, syrups and fresh fruit, like strawberries.

Gordon Ramsay has been shaking up contestants on Hell’s Kitchen for years so we can imagine one or two viewing the celebrated chef as Bond-type villain. But in reality, the fiery chef is more British agent than you think. Need proof? Well, Ramsay, who is an avid car collector, owns one of the Land Rover Defenders driven by 007 himself, Daniel Craig, in Spectre. Not a shabby ride.

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