According to the Atlanta Voice,  the producers of the James Bond films are speaking about the possibility of Idris Elba becoming 007. And it may not be exactly what you want to hear.

During a recent visit to The Shop, Elba talked about the opportunity and said, “I don’t think playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals. I feel it is beyond me at this juncture.”

Producers of the franchise, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson seem to agree with Elba and offer more insight. Barbara said during an interview with Variety. “We love Idris. The thing is it’s going to be a couple of years off. When we cast bond it’s a 10, 12-year commitment so he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing?'”

Are you still thinking Idris Elba is the favorite to play James Bond? In your opinion, who was the best Bond and why?

Become James Bond with These 007 Signature Martini Recipes

“Shaken, not stirred.” Of course. The widely anticipated 25th James Bond film, “No Time to Die”, is finally in cinemas around the globe.

To help Bond fans feel like part of the secret service team, Vonhaus has revealed the top three James Bond signature martini recipes you can replicate from the comfort of your kitchen. Check out these three recipes below.

  • How to make a Vesper Martini

    Typically ordered shaken and not stirred, the now-iconic martini has paved the way for signature alcoholic ventures after James Bond ordered a rather peculiar martini. In the 1952 book Casino Royale, Bond orders a Vesper Martini – a fictional drink named after a double agent consisting of vodka, gin, and Kina Lillet. Bond himself describes the perfect Vesper Martini recipe: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon peel.”


    3 ounces gin
    1-ounce vodka
    ½ ounce Lillet Blanc or dry vermouth
    Lemon peel
    Tip – if you use Lillet Blanc, add about 3 dashes of bitters to keep the same taste.


    • Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly.
    • Pour into a martini glass and as a twist of lemon peel.

  • How to make James Bond’s Vodka Martini Recipe

    James Bond is known for drinking vodka martinis. Keeping things simple with a vodka martini, topped with a twist of lemon: the prominent drink is marvelously sharp. Known as a stronger drink, it is an acquired taste for the tastebuds but easily rectified by adding less or more dry vermouth to add a fruitier taste to your pallet.


    2 ounces of vodka
    ½ to ¾ dry vermouth depending on your taste
    Lemon twist
    Again, add a few dashes of bitters if you like a more aromatic drink.


    • Shake up all the ingredients and pour into a martini glass
    • Cut a thick slice of lemon peel and rub it on the edge of the glass before placing it in the drink.

  • How to make James Bond’s Dirty Martini Recipe

    If you prefer a saltier taste to your alcoholic beverage, swap out the lemon twist for an olive-like Bond did in the 2015 film Spectre to create the James Bond Dirty Martini.


    3 ounces vodka
    1-ounce dry vermouth
    ½ ounce of olive brine
    Olives to garnish


    • Shake up all the ingredients and pour into a martini glass.
    • Garnish with a cocktail stick of olives.
    • When Bond isn’t saving the world, he’s fond of more down-to-earth refreshments. So, if martinis aren’t up your street, you can still feel like the secret service marvel by consuming a scotch and vodka, a vodka tonic, an Americano, or an Old-fashioned.

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