Just watched Mythbusters on the debate over whether there’s a difference between a Martini made the James Bond way (shaken) versus The Other Way (stirred).
Turns out, according to the onscreen Martini expert(s), there is a significant difference. The “shaken” is more dilute than the “stirred” due to the ice in the cocktail shaker which melts a little during the crafting of the beverage and finds its way into the drinkie. The resulting “shaken” Martini is slightly less intoxicating than the “stirred” variety.
Using sobriety as a tool of espionage? How very British.
N.B. Thanks to T for the wit.