Now that the premiere of the new James Bond movie has been postponed and you have to wait until the next blockbuster of the 007-series is on show, Pulitzer’s Bar shares unique “James Bond” inspired cocktail creations to make at home.

No one ever questioned James Bond his sophisticated drinking style. The bartenders of Pulitzer’s Bar will share matching cocktails by the Bond books, so mix, shake and step back in time.

Americano
The Americano holds the distinction of being the very first drink James Bond ordered. In the first book of the series, Casino Royale from 1953, Bond orders Americanos on his journey. Later, in A View to a Kill (1985) Bond said he would always order an Americano in a bar.

Opt for the Pulitzer’s Bar twist on an Americano; a refreshing, slightly bitter and fruity cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • Cocchi Torino                   35ML
  • Campari                             35ML
  • Fever-Tree Soda               120ML
  • Orange Zest

Build all ingredients in a long drink glass with ice cubes and top off with Fever-Tree Soda. Stir a little and garnish with the orange zest.

Sazerac
When Bond momentarily forgets the tradition of drinking ‘locally’ in Live and Let Die (1954), CIA-agent Felix Leiter tells Bond to enjoy the official drink of The Big Easy: ‘Where is your sense of adventure? This is New Orleans. Relax!’

The Sazerac is a local New Orleans variation of a whiskey or cognac cocktail. The Sazerac of Pulitzer’s Bar is a delicious drink that can be defined as slightly sweet with spicy and nutty notes.

Ingredients:

  • VSOP Cognac                             35ML
  • Bulleit Rye Whiskey                   35ML
  • Peychaud’s Bitters                     3 dashes
  • Sugar Syrup                                7,5ML
  • Saline Solution                            1 dash
  • Absinth Spray
  • Lemon Zest

Fill a tumbler glass with ice and a cocktail shaker for about ¾ with ice. Pour the Cognac, Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s bitters and sugar syrup one by one into the shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Remove the ice from the glass and spray the absinth into the glass. Then use a strainer to pour the cocktail into the glass and garnish with a slice of lemon zest.

Rum Collins
A variation of the Tom Collins, Bond is served one of these by his host, Emilio Largo. Refreshing, it is the ideal afternoon cocktail in the Bahamas.

Fancy a refreshing cocktail with the perfect balance of sour and sweet flavors? Then choose the Rum Collins of Pulitzer’s Bar.

Ingredients:

  • Rum (Bacardi Carta Blanca or William George)      50ML
  • Lime Juice                                                                   25ML
  • Sugar Syrup                                                                  15ML
  • Fever-Tree Soda                                                          60ML
  • Lime Wedge

Build all ingredients in a Collins glass with ice cubes and top off with Fever-Tree Soda. Stir a little and garnish with the lime wedge.

Cheers!

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