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8 Iconic Cocktail Debates

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You slide onto the barstool and order your drink -- a martini, let's say. The request sounds simple enough, right?

But anyone who calls this drink their own knows there's a follow-up question. In this case, perhaps even two. Vodka or gin? Shaken or stirred?

Whether you like it or not, how you answer says a lot about you -- positions are put to light, allies and enemies are formed. This goes beyond the vodka-gin martini debate, there are others that cause just as much controversy.

We're talking iconic cocktail debates here, and no, not the origins of the cocktail, but rather the ingredients that define it.

8 Iconic Cocktail Debates
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