With people like James Bond out there giving dubious advice about how to make a martini, we thought it'd be best to clear the air a little bit -- without using some sort of futuristic air-clearing doohickey from Q. Enter our main bartending man, Joaquín Simó, of New York City's Pouring Ribbons, who was not only named Tales of the Cocktail 2012's Bartender of the Year, but who's also got the perfect recipe for the most refreshing martini you'll ever taste. Sit back, relax, and watch the master at work -- this is The Only Martini You'll Ever Need.
Make sure you've got the ingredients: Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, ice.
Next goes the dry vermouth -- 1oz of Dolin. Joaquín is making a wet martini here, meaning there's more vermouth. A dry martini will just have a hint of vermouth, and actually does still contain liquid, despite its misleading name.
Stir that sucker up good, because you want your martini to be "blindingly cold", in the words of Joaquín. The best martinis will be velvety and thick, much to the chagrin of that no-good shaken martini-preferrer James Bond.
Hit it up with some citrus oil by expressly peeling a bit of lemon. Then you can wrap the rind around your stirring spoon for a garnish that's sure to impress any Bond girl/henchwoman/whatever you're into.