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 Recipes
Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 1/4 ounces Lillet blanc
3/4 ounce vodka, preferably Belvedere
1/4 ounce apricot liqueur
1 grapefruit twist, for garnish
How to Make It
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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