Whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred, you're Bond to like this one.
As James Bond says, he prefers his Martini "Shaken not stirred". However, if it is shaken it is then known as a "Bradford". A shaken Martini introduces more bubbles and thus more dilution of the Cocktail. It will naturally become colder and thus appear cloudier (due to the air bubbles in the drink). The taste is of course 'fresher', however the choice is yours - but do tell your Mixologist which way you'd like it.
There are at the very least 15 variations of a Martini. This is just one.
- 2 & 1/2 shots Tanqueray London Dry Gin
- 1/2 shots Martini extra dry
- 1/4 shot Angostura Orange Bitters (optional)
- STIR all ingredients into a Cocktail shaker with ice
- Strain into a cold chilled Martini glass
- Garnish with a green olive and a lemon zest twist
Martinis date back to at least 1880.