A few more thoughts on “Shaken vs. Stirred”…..
The most convincing argument I’ve heard in favor of a stirred martini is the silky mouth feel that I mentioned early.
The shaken drink tends to be aerated, at least at first, which gives it a different mouth feel. I will acknowledge that the feel of a stirred martini is awesome. But just as the aerated mouth feel of the shaken martini fades, so does the silkiness of the stirred. So for 84.5% of the time I’m savoring my martini, the mouth feel of the two mixing methods is identical.
Then it comes down to temperature and the shaken martin is always colder. Checkmate.