A More Perfect Union

Tyler Stevens made this cocktail for a guest who told him, “I’m a vodka martini drinker, but I feel bad for ordering something so plain.” Stevens says this variation on a Vesper “has the clean and streamlined style that guest was looking for.” Slideshow:  Vodka Cocktail RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 1/4 ounces Lillet blanc

  • 3/4 ounce vodka, preferably Belvedere

  • 1/4 ounce apricot liqueur

  • Ice

  • 1 grapefruit twist, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, combine the Lillet, vodka and apricot liqueur. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into a chilled coupe. Pinch the grapefruit twist over the drink and add to the coupe.

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