Tag Archives: Shaken not stirred

• 5 Drinks You Can Ruin By Shaking

5 Drinks You Can Ruin By Shaking

“Shaken, not stirred,” is how James Bond orders his vodka martinis in the movies. The fact is, martinis, like many “spirit forward” cocktails, are designed to be stirred. Shaking gin (or vodka) and vermouth leads to a cloudy, aerated drink with little chunks of ice in it, not the smooth, silky nectar Bacchus intended. “Unlike […]

• Want to drink like Bond? James Bond. There’s an app for that

Want to drink like Bond? James Bond. There’s an app for that

If you’re taking your cues from James Bond, nothing says sexy and debonair like ordering your vodka martini “shaken, not stirred.” From Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, the famous spy has never failed to demonstrate his elegant taste in cocktails. With the new Bond Mixology iOS app that traces (literally) every drink the secret […]

• Women bring inspired creativity to the L.A. craft cocktail movement

Women bring inspired creativity to the L.A. craft cocktail movement

In L.A.’s mixology scene, where culinary skills and creativity are rewarded, female bartenders are shaking up the status quo. The soul of the electric-green apple martini has been shaken, not stirred. The same holds true for traditional gender roles in the city’s bars. The craft cocktail movement of the last four years has been something […]

• Either/Or: Have An Expensive Mixologist Drink Or A Cheap Alternative

Either/Or: Have An Expensive Mixologist Drink Or A Cheap Alternative

The next time you go out for a celebratory drink, make sure you bring your black card (or apply for a small bank loan). All across the District, sommeliers and mixologists are offering uber-expensive libations for those with the urge to splurge. Whether you want to enjoy an aristocratic afternoon tea, a congratulatory toast or […]