Though the classic Martini recipe is a simple one—only two ingredients in its most austere form—it has inspired more debate than any other over the proper ingredients (gin or vodka?), ratio (wet or dry?) and garnish (olive or a twist?). More than a century’s worth of fine-tuning has resulted in a deep library of both classic and modern iterations that run the full gamut of both style and flavor. Some, such as the Alberto with its minimalist equal-parts build, value simplicity, while others, like Christine Wiseman’s Trash-Tini, take a kitchen-sink approach. Some veer floral and aromatic, as the Gin Blossom does, while others are unabashedly savory—MSG Martini, anyone? Here, our favorite takes on the timeless template.