It actually makes no difference whether your martini
; it's going to taste the same either way. Note: see below for a retraction.
If you think about it, this makes James Bond
kind of an idiot -- the bartenders are rolling their eyes behind his back as soon as the camera pans away.
Apparently I'm wrong and there is a difference between a shaken or stirred martini (thanks to Footprints
for correcting me). In addition to the decanting/not decanting distinction, shaking a martini can, apparently, bruise the gin
and make it cloudy.
On the plus side, according to a Canadian study, a shaken martini may contain more antioxidants
than a stirred one. This could be why Bond doesn't have cancer
after all these years of hanging out in smoky casinos
I maintain Bond is an idiot. First off, a real
martini is always made with gin
, not vodka
orders it). And secondly, according to some, when you shake a martini instead of stirring it's not a martini anymore; it's a drink called a "Bradford