Chill a 4 1/2oz Martini glass

In a mixing glass with ice, pour:

1 oz Stolichnaya Vodka (or other preferred top shelf vodka)

1/2 oz Cointreau

1/2 oz Cranberry Juice

1/2 oz Sour Mix

Grasp Mixing Glass tightly at the bottom and begin to stir, using the back of a Barspoon at least 10 – 12 times,

Strain liquor into chilled Martini glass using a Julep Strainer

Garnish with a Lemon Twist

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 10: Bartender Pavol Kazimir, representing the Dominican Republic, competes in the Cocktail Mastery challenge during day 2 of the of the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS 2012 Global Final on July 10, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)