Clearly James Bond didn’t know what he was doing when he ordered his VODKA (horrors) Martini SHAKEN (double horrors) not stirred. For those interested in creating perfection, ask scientists. Speaking of science, I look back now on all the lame, junior high science projects I cranked out at the midnight hour (The Ear; The Benefits of Oat Bran on a Diabetic’s Blood Sugar; Grandma’s Home Remedies) and wonder, why in the hell I didn’t consider analyzing the best way to make a drink? That would have yielded more useful knowledge for my future tippling self. Sigh.
Oh well, if you want to know the secrets, check out the Telegraph.