bar miyako and casino royale cocktails





While the new James Bond film has unfortunately been delayed for a while, why not use the time to go over (and of course drink) 007’s favorite cocktails? This week, I’ve focused on the cocktails of Casino Royale (the first Bond novel published by Ian Fleming in 1953 and the first Bond film to feature Daniel Craig in 2006).

Most famous, of course, is the Vesper martini (Bond’s very own creation), named after the love of his life and made with “three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet,” shaken over ice and served with a think slice of lemon peel. A heavenly creation for those who like their martinis shaken, not stirred.

But Bond actually drinks some other cocktails while saving the world and seducing beautiful women. His first drink in the novel is an Americano – a Campari-based cocktail said to have originated in Italy as the favorite drink of American ex-pats during Prohibition, hence the name. In the film, the first drink Bond orders is “a large Mount Gay with soda.” Mount Gay, one of Fleming’s favorite rums, is made in Barbados from pure water filtered from coral limestone, of which the island is made.

Whether you’re the martini-type, or someone who prefers your drinks a bit lighter and fizzier, I can find you the perfect Bond cocktail, so please stop by if your interest is piqued! This week, #barmiyako is open as usual from 7pm to 1am on weekdays and from 7pm to 12am on Saturday.

bar miyako and sazerac rye


今週の #barmiyako は月曜〜金曜の19時〜25時まで通常営業ですが、2月1日の土曜日は冬季臨時休業とさせていただきます。不ご不便をおかけいたしますが、ご理解のほどよろしくお願いいたします。

Very belatedly, bar miyako now has Sazerac rye, the essential ingredient for the Sazerac cocktails that James Bond and Felix Leiter have in the Roger Moore classic, Live and Let Die. With some absinthe, bitters and sugar, the Sazerac packs a spicy punch, so if this is the drink for you, please stop by!

This week, I’m open as usual from 7pm to 1am from Monday to Friday, but will be opening at 8pm on Friday due to a privatclosed on Saturday, February 1 due to special winter Saturday holidays. Apologies for any inconvenience, but I hope to see you all back at the bar during the week!