Use a wooden spoon to stir the perfect Martini
All this was revealed after the science magazine, New Scientist, asked its academic readers for the optimum way to serve the secret agent’s favourite tipple. The magazine concluded that metal spoons warm up a drink too much because metal is a good heat conductor. They recommend that you rather use a wooden spoon, a wooden coffee stirrer or even a pencil.
Some still argue it’s better to enjoy a Martini shaken, not stirred because vodka was originally made from potatoes, which left an oily aftertaste if not shaken virgorously. Others maintain that vodka is a far inferior substitute for the classic martini spirit – gin.
The most widely accepted method is to rinse a chilled glass with vermouth before filling it with ice-cold gin, which has been gently stirred.