James Bond’s martini in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale had barely a whiff of vermouth, but today the fortified wine is back in vogue with drinkers of the classic cocktail. As for whether to use vodka or gin, Bond (played above by Daniel Craig) still comes down on the side of the former. Photo: Edward Wong
Robin Lynam
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Grape & Grain by Robin Lynam

Hong Kong’s love affair with the martini, now with added vermouth

The fortified wine, once all but sidelined in the classic cocktail – James Bond’s favourite drink – has made a comeback thanks to some innovative bartenders. Here are five places in the city to get your fix

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James Bond’s martini in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale had barely a whiff of vermouth, but today the fortified wine is back in vogue with drinkers of the classic cocktail. As for whether to use vodka or gin, Bond (played above by Daniel Craig) still comes down on the side of the former. Photo: Edward Wong
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