It’s martini Monday again. Week 79? I just poured my usual two-olive-dirty-shaken-not-stirred martini in a pristine Waterford crystal glass. Half the appeal is holding the glass to be honest. The other half is just an excuse to eat a few Spanish olives.. the gin is really just for fun. People seem to have an issue whenever they find out I shake my martinis (as if they know better) that stirring somehow is so elitest. As if they could actually taste the difference if I put them up to a taste test. I have two reasons why I shake my martini: for one it gets the cocktail colder, and I love my martini chilly. Secondly, JAMES BOND shakes his martini. You think you know better than James Bond?? The iconic martini line in nearly every Bond film when ordering a martini is, “shaken, not stirred.” So unless you drive an Aston Martin and wear Tom Ford suits I really don’t care your preference on a martini.