Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
With all due respect to Polish distillers and to your liquor predilections, if your drink is concocted with vodka, it ain't a martini.
I'm always amused by waiters who ask "vodka or gin?" when you order a martini, though I suppose it is necessitated by the average American's lack of proper spirit knowledge. Surprisingly few people realize that martini implies gin unless otherwise stated.