Not Shaken, Not Stirred?

If the gin is stored in the freezer, the stem is in the freezer, the shaker is in the freezer, and the vermouth is in the refrigerator do I need to shake or stir drink at all?  Why not just put it all together in the stem and add the garnish?

Water: the drink needs to be properly, though slightly, diluted.  One might think this unnecessary since spirits already contain water.  After all 100 proof gin is basically 50% ethanol and 50% water right out of the bottle.  But that extra bit of water from the ice makes a big difference in taste.


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