“I’ll have a dirty martini,” a man said before abruptly turning back toward his friends. In his world there is probably only one kind of dirty martini, but in mine there are thousands of kinds. From gin to vodka, to different kinds of gin, or different vodkas and different vermouth, and ratios of these to each other. And that’s not including garnishes, glassware and degrees of chilling. Think of any of those permutations the next time you say, “I’ll have a martini,” and believe that will be the end of it.
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