The perfect martini takes 9 parts vodka or gin 1 part dry vermouth. A minimum of forty shakes in the martini shaker to get it icey cold. A twist of lemon, olives or anything you would like to add is fine. Although I think it takes up too much room in the glass. I like a very small martini glass. Top heavy glasses are to easy to knock over. Where is bond James Bond. Or anything like that. What happened to real men. Is it that they don't exist anymore. I haven't even seen a good strong jawline in a hundred years.