These three cocktail cousins are incredibly similar with only slight variations that only the discerning drinker (like yourself) knows off the cuff. Each recipe was originally created with gin during a time when vodka was less popular, but can now be ordered with vodka or gin depending on the drinker's preference.
Recipe: 2 oz gin + ⅓ oz dry vermouth
Garnish: Pickled cocktail onion
Created: 1908 by William Boothby
Famous Favorite of: Mad Men’s Roger Sterling
When you should order: Closing a huge deal with out of town clients.
Recipe: 2 oz gin or vodka + ½ oz lime juice + ¼ oz simple syrup
Garnish: Slice of lime
Created: 1958 by David A. Embury
Favorite Famous of: Mad Men’s Betty Draper
When you should order: When you're trying to one up the other couple on a double date.
Drink: Classic Martini
Recipe: 2½ oz Gin + ½ oz Dry Vermouth
Garnish: Olive or Lemon Twist
Created: Unclear, ~late 19th century in the United States
Famous Favorite of: Bond, James Bond
When you should order: When celebrating Martini Monday or hitting the tables for some high stakes card games.