Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Birth of a Bond...James Bond

October 14,
The Birth of a Bond...James Bond

Sir Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927. Moore is best known for his role as hunky British M16 agent James Bond in the film series from 1973 and 1985. His films include, Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985). The James Bond film series is the longest running film series in history running from 1962 to present. In fact the latest Bond installment, starring (Drool) Daniel Craig will be released November 9. Moore starred in two other cult series as well, The Saint and The Persuaders!
Happy Birthday!

Originally name the Milano-Torinol, after the origins of it's ingredients, it was first served in the 1860's at Garspare Campari's bar in Milan, Italy.  The classic cocktail was later renamed because of its popularity with American tourists during Prohibition. It was the first cocktail ordered by James Bond in the first novel, Casino Royale, the Vesper Martini (shaken, not stirred) overshadowed the Americano in the books and movies.

1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Club soda
Lemon twist or orange slice for garnish


Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
Build with the Campari and vermouth.
Top off with club soda.
Garnish with the lemon twist or orange slice.

"Happiness is...finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry."
Johnny Carson

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