Shaken or Stirred, it is THE Cocktail

My Martini:

put the glass in the freezer
write a History of the Visigoths (concise if you must)
50cl of Gin - Gordon's, Plymouth or Greenall's
25cl of Vermouth - Martini or Noilly Prat
droplets of lemon
one green olive
lots of ice

Shake or stir as the mood takes you
surgically remove your fingers from the now frozen glass
pour into glass from shaker (you did bring the shaker?)

(in emergencies, Stolichnaya Vodka may be substituted for Gin)