Christmas gift guide: Food and drink ideas inspired by James Bond


A compilation of 007-themed Christmas gift ideas for colleagues, clients, family and friends. Starring caviar, cocktail-shakers, cameras, coffee machines, colognes, chronometers and one very special Monopoly game. In part one we look at food and drink…

Belvedere 007 Spectre
Belvedere will provide the base spirit for Bond’s martinis in Spectre. To celebrate, the Bexley-based distiller is releasing limited-edition vodkas including this 007 Silver Sabre tipple, which has a laser-etched 007 motif plus oodles of character and taste. £160

Aston Martin Cocktail Shaker & Glasses
Bond quaffs a drink roughly every seven pages in Ian Fleming’s novels, so it’s apt that Aston Martin – arguably the brand with which 007 has the closest links – has created this silver shaker with two matching vessels and olive picks. £7,850

Beluga Caviar
Ian Fleming’s original 14 books are packed with haute luxury products because the hero knows that he could die in the line of duty at any given moment. Bond’s potential final snack of choice (with Dom Pérignon in Thunderball) is the roe of the beluga sturgeon found primarily in the Caspian Sea. £294 (125g)

Chemex Coffeemaker
“Breakfast was Bond’s favourite meal of the day,” writes Fleming in From Russia, With Love. “It consisted of very strong coffee… brewed in an American Chemex.” Featuring borosilicate glass and a wood collar, the Bauhaus-inspired gem remains a design classic. From £25

Bollinger 2009 cuvée
Bond’s fizz of choice since Diamonds Are Forever was published in 1956 has been the aromatic tipple produced by one of France’s more celebrated houses. This limited edition release is encased in a Carré Basset-designed cool box with embossed 007 branding. £125

Macallan 1986 Single Malt
Bond himself, along with M (Judi Dench) and Silva (Javier Bardem) all sup a 50-year old Macallan, priced at £1,400, in Skyfall. Aged exclusively in sherry casks, this slightly less pricey but still stunning 18-year-old drop with notes of spice and orange will delight any recipient with a delicate palate. £899

Now read more ideas from our Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide part two: Gadgets and home ideas inspired by James Bond

Christmas gift guide part three: Travel and adventure products inspired by James Bond

Christmas gift guide part four: Clothing and accessories

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Alexander Parker

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Alexander Parker is a freelance writer and filmmaker.

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