How to drink a martini cocktail: shaken or stirred?

There is a difference between shaken and stirred martini cocktails, and we recommend you stir a martini cocktail. While some notable pop culture examples may have preferred theirs shaken, not stirred, we beg to differ. If you shake a martini cocktail it can produce ice chips in an otherwise crystal-clear cocktail, and it can add up to 10% more water. Because of that, we suggest you stir a martini cocktail gently. Get tips for how to make a martini cocktail at home.

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