Edwin Decker says just because a suave guy like Bond orders his martinis shaken, not stirred, doesnt mean thats the way the beverage should be enjoyed.
Decker says shaking a martini bruises the vermouth in the drink, and ruins the taste.
He figures the only reason Bond author Ian Fleming put the shaken, not stirred request in the original novels in order to prove the character was unorthodox.
In his words, It was either that, or he didnt know anything about bartending.
As a result, generations of young drinkers have no clue about how to make a proper martini, which Decker says has only three ingredients: gin or vodka, vermouth and an olive.
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