Kerem Benyamini, who is the general manager at the Boston Harbor Hotel's Rowes Wharf Bar is such a Bond fan that he’s created a range of cocktails in honor of the film’s release. Now, many bars are touting the Vesper and bandying around that oft-used Bond quote — “shaken, not stirred” — and cashing in on Bond fever, but Benyamini went the extra mile. He curated a list of nine drinks derived from James Bond’s personal favorites, or drinks featured in Fleming’s books (and thereafter, the films).
Some cocktails reflect certain time periods, or locations. “If Bond is in Cuba it makes sense he’s drinking a mojito,” says Benyamini, who was raised in Israel before moving to Boston for college in 1998.