James Bond might be famous for drinking the Vodka Martini, shaken, not stirred, but his creator Ian Fleming had him drinking way more than that. What else, you may ask? Our guests today hold the answers.
Sponsored by Ketel One, I welcomed Mia Johansson, Bobby Hiddleston & Edmund Weil at the second Lush Life Book Club at Oriole Bar in London to discuss their book, Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming.
Mia began her cocktail career in London, working at prestigious venues, including Mark’s Bar at Hix with Nick Strangeway and Milk & Honey London.
Bobby started his career in Edinburgh working in clubs, and when he moved to London in 2009, he met his business partner and wife, Mia Johannsson.
In 2016, they opened Swift Bar in partnership with another industry couple and our guests today Edmund Weil and Rosie Stimpson, and most recently, a second site, Swift Shoreditch.
Since entering the industry in 2009, Edmund’s bar concepts have been consistently recognised and acclaimed by the drinks industry and public alike, earning multiple accolades and ever-present on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. He also writes a regular column for Class Magazine since 2016
Sorry, you couldn’t be there, but thrilled I can bring the event to you!
Hope you enjoy our in-real-life chat about Bond, James Bond, and so much more.
Don’t miss the cocktail of the week: The Vesper Martini
- 3 oz Gin
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
- Lemon Peel
- Combine the gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc in a mixing glass filled with ice
- Stir until chilled
- Strain into a Martini Glass
- Express the lemon peel and then add to the Martini
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