Although there is a lot of discussion on the Vesper, it is only ordered once throughout Fleming's novels and by later books Bond is ordering regular vodka martinis, though he also drinks regular gin martinis. In total, Bond orders 19 vodka martinis and 16 gin martinis throughout Fleming's novels and short stories.
Also to know is, why does James Bond shake his martini?
So why would James Bond, the world's most sophisticated martini drinker, routinely order his cocktail “shaken, not stirred”? A trio of British medical researchers believe they have the answer: The heavy-drinking 007 most likely suffered from an alcohol-induced tremor that forced him to shake his martinis.
How do you order a martini?
Here are some options:
- Dirty: With olive juice or brine.
- Dry: Drizzle of vermouth.
- Wet: More than a drizzle of vermouth.
- Sweet: Sweet vermouth instead of dry vermouth.
- Perfect: Equal parts sweet and dry vermouth for a balanced flavor.
- Neat: Alcohol poured straight from the bottle.
How many times do you shake a martini?
Never bang the shaker against the bar or any other object; instead, gently tap it three or four times at the point where the glass and metal containers come in contact. When pouring or straining the cocktail, always pour from the glass container.
Why did James Bond want his martini shaken not stirred?
James Bond's famous catchphrase "shaken, not stirred" may have stemmed from his inability to stir his drinks due to an alcohol-induced tremor affecting his hands, researchers reveal in a new, tongue-in-cheek medical report.