James Bond purists are rejoicing today, as it’s been announced that Daniel Craig’s 007 will be returning to his Martini-soaked roots in the next installment of the iconic espionage series. Belvedere, the premium Polish vodka brand, has signed on as the second big corporate sponsor behind Bond 25, due out next year, reports Express.
The decision to bring Bond back to the Martini, his drink of choice during the original Sean Connery versions of 007 and in the Ian Fleming novels, has fans hopeful that the film’s director has plans for a more traditional Bond this time around. “With the Daniel Craig era they have stripped back everything and are putting these elements back in,” notes Ajay Chowdhury, president of the James Bond International Fan Club. Much to these fans’ chagrin, Craig was seen swilling bottles of Heineken in 2013’s Skyfall. And you can’t order one of those “shaken, not stirred.” [Express] [Photo: Flickr/Nick&Shelien Hadfield]