James Bond & the Americano


Ahhhhh, a drinker’s movie. Today the newest James Bond film, Spectre, hits the theatres stateside and we lucky people have another opportunity to see Ian Fleming’s famous character in action. There is nothing sexier than a well-dressed, handsome, cavalier, cocktail drinking spy. Swoon.

Most of us associate James Bond’s cocktails with a shaken Martini (weak sauce, amirite?) or a silky Vesper (possibly the best use of Vodka ever). Actually, the very first cocktail James Bond ever ordered was an Americano made with Campari and Sweet Vermouth (Casino Royale p.22).


That’s right y’all. An Americano.

A tall…






Let’s enjoy one together, shall we?


  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth*
  • Top with Soda water
  • Garnish: Orange Peel.

Combine ingredients in High Ball glass over ice and stir. Garnish with Orange peel. Yummmm. Super refreshing and totally makes one hungry… hungry for a certain spy. Swooooon again.

*I used Carpano Antica cause it’s my fave Sweet Vermouth.


Cheers! Enjoy your James Bond Americano and thanks to MBooth for the bottle of Campari!


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