Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Here's another interesting tidbit...

...I came across while reading Those Angry Days (my emphasis):

A suave and charming host, [William] Stephenson was known for his potent martinis; another colleague, writer Ian Fleming, called them "the most powerful martinis in America." After a couple of them, the six-foot-seven-inch Sherwood was heard to say: "If I have another cocktail, I'll just call timber and fall on my face." Fleming, who would model his famous fictional character James Bond in part on Stephenson, noted that the BSC chief was the source of Bond's martini recipe: "Booth's gin, high and dry, easy on the vermouth, shaken not stirred."

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