James Bond walks into a bar and orders a martini. Just like him, the cocktail is charming and sophisticated, smooth and strong. Bond has always enjoyed a martini, usually traditional in style. Although for those who like to shake things up a bit (as Bond does) we have the martini for you!
The Manfredi Martini is Sprezzatura in a cocktail glass. A shot of smooth Espresso di Manfredi is poured with vodka, a coffee liqueur and a shot of vanilla sugar syrup. Once it has been shaken vigorously and strained into a martini glass, one half of the martini is dusted in 70% cocoa chocolate and three coffee beans are placed on the foam. Attention to detail is paramount, and the Manfredi Martini epitomises this.
History has seen many characters serve Bond his Martini. In the 1960’s Connery was served a martini by Dr. No himself in the film of the same name. In the 1970’s Anya Amasova ordered Moore his martini in The Spy Who Loved Me and Manuela prepared him one in Moonraker. In the 1980’s film Octopussy, the woman herself greets Bond by mixing his drink. The 1990’s saw Brosnan star in Tomorrow Never Dies, the film in which he was ordered a martini by Paris Carver when the two meet again after years apart.
However in the most recent film, Spectre, which premiered last week, Craig orders his own martini at a mountaintop health resort where ironically he is told the bar does not serve alcohol. Perhaps he should have ordered a shot of Espresso di Manfredi instead?
Next time you order a martini, why not shake it up with a shot of Sprezzatura and order yourself a Manfredi Martini.