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BourbonBlog.com‘s Chef/Mixologist Stephen Dennison brings you new, signature cocktails inspired by  Skyfall and the James Bond characters.

This is the only place you can you find these new cocktails to celebrate Skyfall!

 

The Skyfall Shandy

Created by BourbonBlog.com Chef/Mixologist Stephen Dennison. Heineken is used here as Heineken made a huge appearance and a reported $45 million deal to finance the film for product placement, as we first told you about in this story

1 oz. Lime Cordial (see below)
Heineken, to fill

Pour Heineken in a pilsner glass, allowing 1 oz. of space to the top. Slowly pour Lime cordial until filled. Express orange.

 

Skyfall James Bond Cocktail

Lime Cordial Recipe

Heineken Beer Bottle

Heineken Beer

1 Litre Vodka of Choice
12 Limes, squeezed and dropped into container
Simple Syrup (1 part sugar to one part hot water)

Add vodka and limes, cover and refrigerate for two days.

Pass through a fine-mesh sieve.

Add an equal amount of simple syrup.

Limes

 

 

Silva’s Temptation

Skyfall James Bond - A scene that hints at homosexuality between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Villain silva Javier Bardem

Skyfall James Bond – A scene that hints at homosexuality between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Villain Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem)

It isn’t only the slightly homosexual scene when villian Raoul Silva hits on  Bond that this “temptation” refers to. It is also Silva’s temptation to bring Bond to the dark side.

As you might imagine, Bond isn’t interested in either offer. 

On Silva’s secret island, he offers James Bond the 1962 Macallan and says, “I believe this one is your favorite.”

This abandoned, secret island lair featured in the movie is based off of the real life ghost town of a Japanese island called Hashima (commonly called Gunkanjima) which is a real place.

The island is only 400 by 140 meters, and once held the record for of the most densely populated islands on Earth as more than 5,000 people lived here, eventually falling the victim to Japan’s rapid industrialization.

It was primarily a thriving coal-mining town owned by the famous Mitsubishi Corporation.

The exterior shots of Hashima were captured by Skyfall filmakers and used in the film. However,  the inland scenes in Skyfall which portrayed the island were not actually filmed on Hashima.  Here’s the recipe..

Carpano Antica Vermouth2 oz. 1962 Macallan (or the Macallan 12, which may be a bit more accessible)
Ice cube (see following recipe)

For the ice cube mix:

1 cup Carpano Antica
2 oz. Grenadine
5-7 dashes Dr Adam’s Aphrodite Bitters

Combine all and pour into ice tray.

Add the ice cube to Macallan and watch this Macallan morph into the most complex “Rob Roy” type cocktail  imaginable…

Macallan 1962 Skyfall

Macallan 1962 consumed in the Skyfall movie and marks 50 years of James Bond films which started in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery

"Stairways to Hell" on Hashima Island, these steep steps led to apartments in the buildings up to 9 stories, no elevators or escalators have been found on Gunkanjima

“Stairways to Hell” on Hashima Island, these steep steps led to apartments in the buildings up to 9 stories, no elevators or escalators have been found on Gunkanjima

 

Hashima Island, Gunkanjima in Skyfall

Hashima Island (Gunkanjima) portrayed in Skyfall is the lair for villain Raoul Silva. The island has been administered as part of Nagasaki city since 2005

 

James Bond is greeted by Raoul Silva in Skyfall

James Bond is greeted by Raoul Silva in Skyfall

 

Judi Dench as in M in Skyfall stands behind the coffins of British Soldiers with flags draped in Union Jack Flags. This Bond is Judi Dench's last role as M

Judi Dench as in M in Skyfall stands behind the coffins of British Soldiers with flags draped in Union Jack Flags. This Bond is Judi Dench’s last role as M. 

M’s Farewell

Spoiler Alert: This is Judi Dench’s last role as M, as Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory takes her part at the end of Skyfall. 

Thus, a cocktail with the boldness, depth of character and often surprising kick is needed to toast to Judi and her years of service.  This one does it and you can easily pre-batch it, here’s the recipe..

1 Litre Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
1/4 Litre Carpano Antica Vermouth (you could use Dolin Rouge)
Barspoon Clove Oil

Combine all in a nonreactive container. Allow to sit overnight. Return to bottles. Stir. Garnish with Brandied cherrie

 

 

Judi Dench at the premiere of Skyfall at London's Royal Albert Hall

Judi Dench at the premiere of Skyfall at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine, the Bond Girl in Skyfall

Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine, the Bond Girl in Skyfall

The Bond Girl

1 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
¼ oz/ Simple Syrup
1 Tsp Orange Blossom Water
Juice of 1 Lime

Glass: Cocktail

Place all in shaker. Shake well. Express orange. For a more refined finish, simply double strain through a fine-mesh sieve.

Daniel Craig and Bérénice Marlohe at the Skyfall Red Carpet Premiere in London's Royal Albert Hall
Daniel Craig and Bérénice Marlohe at the Skyfall Red Carpet Premiere in London’s Royal Albert Hall

 

All cocktails created by BourbonBlog.com Chef / Mixologist, Copyright BourbonBlog.com 2012, please request permission before reposting or using article cocktail content.

 

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