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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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Pulitzer's Bar Cocktail The Conductor

A visit to your favorite hotel bar has to wait, but who thought shaking and stirring a drink in your own kitchen almost lives up to it? Take the stage as a Pulitzer’s Bar bartender tonight and make one of the signature cocktails at home.

The current menu is inspired on Agatha Christie’s best-known crime novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Each drink carries the name of one of the characters and the ingredients and taste notes reflect the characteristics from the novel in the drink.

One of the suspects on the menu is The Conductor, crispy with bitter tones. Master this aromatic drink with the following recipe: an easy way to impress your partner in crime.

Ingredients The Conductor

  • Hendrick’s Gin Orbium                 30ML
  • Campari                                          15ML
  • Extra Dry Vermouth                       15ML
  • Muyu Chinotto Nero                      10ML
  • Orange Bitters                                1 dash

Let’s get started!

Build all ingredients in a short glass with ice cubes. Stir a little and garnish with citrus zest.

Cheers!

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The Governess Cocktail

Get ready to stir things up and become a Pulitzer’s Bar bartender for one evening.

A visit to Pulitzer’s Bar will have to be postponed to a later time in the year. If you can’t visit the bar, bring the bar to you, right?

Try making one of the signature cocktails yourself and who knows, you might even improve your mixology skills so much that you’ll be the next guest bartender in Pulitzer’s Bar.

The current menu is inspired on Agatha Christie’s best-known crime novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Each drink carries the name of one of the characters, and the ingredients as well as the taste notes reflect the characteristics of the novel characters in the drink.

Take The Governess for example. A delicious drink that can be defined as light, refreshing, citrusy and dry. Make this iconic cocktail at home and you’ll definitely impress your partner or flatmate.

Ingredients The Governess

  • Porter’s Tropical Old Tom or a different Gin*                                                40ML
  • Lemon Juice                                                                                                       30ML
  • White Grapefruit Tea Oleo or Monin Red Grapfruit Syrup                           15ML
  • Fever-Tree Soda                                                                                                 50ML
  • Fever-Tree Tonic                                                                                                50ML

Build all ingredients in a long drink glass with ice cubes and top off with Fever-Tree Soda and Fever-Tree Tonic. Stir a little and garnish with citrus powder.

*Switch Porter’s Tropical Old Tom for 40ml Everleaf for a boozeless version.

Cheers!

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