The perfect Martini is a state of mind. Let me explain.
There are many guides to what constitutes a good gin Martini. Opinions vary, but most will agree on a few essentials. It must be made with the best gin you can lay your hands on. It must be very dry (only a few drops of vermouth). It must not stand on the ice for long (or it will be watery). And it must be very, very cold.