H. L. Mencken once called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." I figure Fedora Loungers would choose Gin before Vodka 9 times out of 10. I would agree, assuming it's dry (and shaken to waltz time, of course). That said, I love a dirty martini made with Belvedere, and there's no ignoring James Bond's affinity for vodka martinis. What's your favorite alcohol of choice for your martini? Is it always gin, or always vodka? Or will you take either if the booze passes the grade?