5 Bond Villains You’d Be Scared to Share a Martini With

Pair cinema’s greatest villains with the world’s best drink

When you think martini, you think James Bond.

You can't help it.

When you think martini, you think James Bond. Now and probably forever, history's most stylish cocktail is forever connected to the world's suavest secret agent.

But what's a secret agent without a super nemesis? As suave and daring as 007 is, sometimes it's just more fun being bad. (It’s also a whole different kind of fun making a martini the right way).

From the steel beast jaws to the man with the golden touch, these are the five Bond villains we’d most like to drink with — carefully, of course.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

You Only Live Twice (1967) (multiple movies)

 The gold standard to which all cinematic arch-villains have been measured since, Blofeld's iconic bald head, facial scar and cat fancy are so culturally ingrained that actor Mike Myers boldfaced copied him for his own memorable Austin Powers villain, Dr. Evil.


The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979)

Jaws is both (technically) a henchman and the least obvious Martini drinking partner: Steel teeth and super strength make short work of cocktail glasses. But Jaws’ disinterest in speaking guarantees he’s a great listener. Also, if you have a few too many, he'll definitely be able to carry you to a cab.

Dr. No

Dr. No (1962)

Not the most outwardly charming mad scientist — poisonous spiders and nuclear ambitions come to mind — Dr. No winds up on our list for building his dream lair on a beautiful Caribbean island. We assume that if his architects could handle a nuclear reactor, they also built a decent home bar with a sunset view.

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