Misuse of the word Classic. How can a drink that is maybe 15 years in existence, be considered a classic. I am sure it will become a classic because it is here to stay. Only in America would a person pay for more salt water in their drink and less vodka by ordering their Martini really dirty! Stop with the inaccurate headlines to grab attention. a Liquor.com chap technique.
Many bartenders leave the vermouth in the shaker and then add the Vodka. I have been drinking Martinis for over 40 years and feel/know the vermouth should be emptied from the shaker( just leaving what coated the sides) first, then add the Vodka and Voila, "The Perfect Martini".