Okay, since we separated hamburgers out of the Culinary Commentary thread, I wanted to do the same with the vodka/gin debate, as well.
Mix fruity stuff with rum and we call it a daiquiri (strawberry, lime, whatever)
Mix fruity stuff with tequila and we call it a margarita (strawberry, lime, whatever).
Mix fruity stuff with gin and we call it a martini (apple, et cetera).
Mix the martini recipe with vodka and we call it a vodka martini (apple, etc.).
Why don’t we just call it something else?
Mix fruity stuff with vodka and we (can) call it a _______________?
Sure, there are some of you who will argue that vodka is/isn’t interchangeable with gin. Feel free to rehash that here, if you wish.