Okay, so I did my little write ups on both the Gibson and the Dirty Martini, now we move on to one that is infinitely more suited for the guys out there, although I really don’t know why, I guess it has something to do with the James Bond and Casino Royale, specifically Vesper and Ava Green. A bartender friend of mine definitely told me that post Casino Royale there was an upswing in guys ordering this cocktail. Must be some correlation.
3 parts Vodka
1 Part Gin
Splash of Lillet Blanc
Generous Orange Twist
Another take on the martini, this one not just for you bond fans, this one is great if you really want to get the full flavor out of any particular gin. Many gins can be a little heavy on the palette, with an over abundance of juniper or whatever else the primary botanical might be, shaving it down with the vodka really helps to make those flavors a little more subtle. I really like the Vesper when trying many of the new style gins which have much more delicate botanicals.