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Octopussy, anyone?

Day 48, Cocktail 43

I figure there were at least 5 different James Bonds, so I can have at least 5 different James Bond martini style cocktails.  Hey, it sounds logical to me!

Anyway, Gwen and I watched Roger Moore in Octopussy Friday night.  The scenery is exotic (mostly set in India) and Maud Adams is fabulous as the “Bond” girl.    Whenever we watch a Bond film a martini style drink is in order.  For tonight, we had a variation of the Smokey Vesper.


  • 4 oz Plymouth gin
  • 1/2 oz Martini & Rossi dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Cutty Sark scotch
  • 2 dashes Agnosturo bitters

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with 4-5 ice cubes.  Shake vigorously to mix and chill.  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with three cocktail olives.

As with all my Bond cocktails, the quantities above make 2 (hey, I’m always watching Bond movies with Gwen!).  The gin takes front and center in this one, with just a very subtle smoke flavor from the scotch.  Enjoy with your favorite Bond or Bond girl!


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