Ananova have reported that scientists are trying to find out how to make the perfect martini as enjoyed by James Bond. Specifically, they are researching why martinis which are shaken not stirred are colder and have a different taste.
Dr Francis Scanlan from Quest Internatioanal has said about the experiment, "The version that Mr Bond particularly appreciates is where the ice is shaken in the mixer, then poured. Our experiments show that it is colder. The surface area of the ice in contact with the alcohol is much greater.
"Chemically it is the same drink as one that has been stirred. But it gives an entirely different sensation in the mouth."
Sounds to me that scientists are just looking for an excuse to savour the finer things in life!