Vodka is usually made from potatoes or grain, but it can also be fermented from fruit. The fermentation process is where the alcohol gets produced by yeast breaking down sugar into carbon dioxide and alcohol. This results in vodka’s natural taste of sweetness with subtle flavours like vanilla, citrus, grapes and more depending on what was used for fermentation. Vodka martini contains vodka mixed with dry vermouth (white wine) over ice cubes in a glass stirrer. A gin martini consists of gin mixed with dry vermouth (white wine), white crème de menthe syrup on top of an olive as garnish. People will prefer one drink to another based upon their own personal preference because they have different tastes when you compare the two drinks. Gin is distilled from barley, rye or other grains that are mixed with juniper berries and then blended (craft gin such as Old Bakery Gin or Archangel Gin use many different types of botanicals to create unique flavour profiles). Gin is not as sweet as vodka because it does not contain any sugar at all during the distillation process. The taste for this drink comes entirely from the spices used in preparation such as coriander seeds, orange peel, lemon peel and angelica root among others depending on what you like to add into your gin, and will create the difference in flavour of your gin martini. It should be remembered that gin has always been considered as one of the more popular drinks in the world, although James Bond preferred his martinis with vodka. Vodka is a much more neutral drink which makes it easier to mix according to your taste, for example if you want something sweeter or spicier. So, which mix is better? Well it will definitely depend on your taste preferences, so why not try both out the next you are out on the town?