BEST MARTINI? Two part question, poll + best recipe = MH award?

Post your most popular
and perhaps your own private unpopular
way to make this king of cocktails... in the day
and don't leave out the posh & flashy extras that make it fun

The poll asks your base liquor preference
GIN
Vote A
VODKA
Vote B
HUH? see results
Vote C
Select age and gender to cast your vote:
GirlGuy
Updates:
+1 y
Top shelf brand Gin ala Beefeaters
Dry Sack Sherry - just a few drops
shake in cracked ice until almost frozen
pour over olives stuffed with... anchovies, garlic, fetta (or hollow)

extra flair?
lemon skin twisted over full glass until the oil begins to drip,
cigarette lighter flames this oil on its way into glass
+1 y
Also:

BEST vodka to employ
BEST gin to employ
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