Dr. No



I just rewatched Dr. No, the very first James Bond movie. Sure, James likes his Vodka Martini and has at least two during the film. The very first mention of it is in the Jamaican hotel room, when the waiter says "One medium dry vodka martini, mixed like you said, sir, and not stirred." You can see the bottle of Smirnoff vodka and Vermouth but not the gin.

My favorite moment of course came during the dinner with Dr. No. Bond's current girl, Honey, is being dragged off by the guards. Bond stands up from the table grabbing a convenient weapon - the bottle of Champagne in the bucket before him.

"That's a Dom Perignon '55 - it would be a pity to break it," says Dr. No, calmly.

"I prefer the '53 myself," responds Bond, sitting down.

Apparently Bond agrees with Marilyn Monroe. She often said that her favorite drink was the 1953 Dom Perignon.

Incidentially, Dom Perignon is the single-vineyard vintage release from the famous Champagne house Moet et Chandon.

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