Tucked inside Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf Bar is the perfect venue for 007 fans to channel their inner secret agent. Complete with rich mahogany walls and sultry lighting, escape the hustle and bustle of the city with the James Bond-inspired cocktail menu dedicated to the world premiere of Spectre. Rowes Wharf Bar General Manager Kerem Benyamini has designed a fleet of nine cocktails inspired by James Bond’s personal favorites, popular drinks featured in the books and films, and cocktails reflective of the setting and time period of Bond’s adventures. Check out what Kerem had to say about his inspiration behind the James Bond menu in today’s Metro Boston or online here.
The James Bond cocktail menu will be available at Rowes Wharf Bar now through November 1-15 for $15 each.
The full menu available will feature the following cocktails:
The Vesper Martini is the “true” Bond Martini. The cocktail was the first mentioned (and the one that he claims to have invented) in Casino Royal
Besides Champagne, the Vodka Martini is the drink most often consumed by Bond (over 20 times)
Scotch & Soda
The mixed drink Bond is mentioned drinking most often in the books (a total of 21 times)
In 1958, Fleming allowed Bond four Gin & Tonics in Dr. No and by 1963’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service the tone had switched to four Vodka Tonics in the novel
This is the first drink mentioned in Casino Royale but it wasn’t until From A View to Kill that we learn when Bond feels the Americano is the more appropriate drink
Between Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and Thunderball, Bond’s Old-fashioned count builds up to four, often with a meal or before that occasional sleep of his – and it’s almost always a double.
2002’s Die Another Day – and is a possible reflection of the popularity of the cocktail at the time.
It is not only his favorite to share with Tiffany in the Diamonds are Forever novel, but in Thunderball, it is paired with coffee at the Nassau Casino bar.
In Diamonds are Forever, Bond and Bill Tanner stop by the famous Scott’s in London for “dressed crab and a pint of black velvet.
Rowes Wharf Bar is located inside Boston Harbor Hotel at 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. The James Bond Cocktail menu will be available now through November 15, 2015 during Rowes Wharf Bar hours (Sunday & Monday 4PM – midnight, Tuesday – Saturday 4PM -1AM). For additional information, call 617.439.7000.