The upcoming Sam Mendes-directed Bond movie, Spectre is shaping up to be one of this year's biggest flicks. With momentum building for its November 12 release (watch the latest trailer here) for what seems like the last 12 months, let's just say we weren't completely surprised when luxury vodka brand Belvedere announced their global partnership with the film. The vodka martini is, after all, as much a part of the Bond universe as an Aston Martin or black and white tux.
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And even though a dry vodka martini looks pretty great resting in the hand of current 007 Daniel Craig, one can't help but think it looks even better on the latest sultry Bond girl, Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman, whose character Estrella opens Spectre. With a TVC filmed by director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet to accompany the campaign images (shot by fashion photographers Rene & Radka), Belvedere has also released two limited edition bottles and a special Belvedere Spectre 007 martini.
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The first of the two bottles, Belvedere 007 Spectre, features a gun barrel and the 007 logo, and is available in September in 70cl, 75cl, 1L and 1.75L varieties. The second bottle is a play on Belvedere's striking Silver Saber bottles and was actually revealed last December to a handful of lucky collectors. Available in 1.75L, the stunning metallic bottle is available in select retailers come October.
Can't wait for your next taste of the Bond saga? Belvedere has released a specially created Bond martini recipe to celebrate the film tie-in. Complete with an elegant twist of olive, it's something to whet your appetite while you wait for November 12 to roll around. Find the recipe below. Cheers.
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Belvedere Spectre 007 Martini
60mL (2oz) Belvedere Vodka
10mL (1/3oz) Dry vermouth
1 Sicilian green olive
5ml (1/6oz) Sicilian green olive brine
1. Gently muddle olives in base of mixing glass.
2. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard with ice.
3. Double strain into a chilled martini glass.