Despite middling reviews (including one from me), the 24th James Bond film Spectre wiped up at the national and international box office last week, and should coast into the holidays on top. And one reason, of course, if 007’s drink of choice, the vodka martini. Belvedere Vodka (a sponsor of the film) shared with us James’ preferred martini — shaken, of course … not stirred.
2 oz. Belvedere vodka
1/3 oz. dry vermouth
1 Sicilian green olive (and a splash of brine)
Making it: Gently muddle a few olives in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard with ice. Double strain to a chilled martini glass. Garnish.