Shaken, Not Stirred
Learn how to make an updated version of Bond's drink of choice
This romantically monikered concoction, designed by Nick Mautone, mixologist for Grey Goose vodka, starts with the usual mix of vodka, vermouth and bitters, and adds muddled olives, capers, basil and rosemary for a fresh twist. "It’s light, elegant and packs a wallop," Mautone says. Sounds like a perfect way to kick off your celebration. Phalsbourg cocktail glass, $185, from Lalique, 800-214-2738.
2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
¼ part vermouth
3 dashes orange bitters
1 leaf of basil
1 sprig of rosemary
Caper berry and lemon twist for garnish
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker place vermouth, bitters, olive, caper, basil and rosemary; muddle well. Add ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Double strain contents into martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist and caper berry.