That is the prefect martini, The whole idea of vermouth is to take the bite out if the gin, and still have a strong drink.I prefer crushed ice, it waters it down a little more. 2 shots Bombay White gin and 1 shot Biessiere dry vermouth. Stirred of course. I also let it set for five or ten minuets so that the alcohol lowers the temperature of the martini. The beauty of the martini is its a drink that you make for yourself, everyone's taste is different. Experiment until you find out how you like it. Heaven in a glass.