Vesper, in Latin, means evening, which happens to be the best time to drink this particular cocktail. How coincidental that its name is also its prime drinking time? (Those Latins were on to something.)

This is the drink that put James Bond on the map. Or maybe I have it backward (I do). Maybe I’ve had a few of these with my muse and am now fully inspired (hammered). Doesn’t matter. The point is, this drink is fantastic.

11⁄2 ounces (40 mL) good gin (I love The Walter Collective gin)
1 ounce (30 mL) Lillet Blanc
1⁄2 ounces (15 mL) good vodka (The Walter Collective also makes a flavorful vodka)

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, jar, cup, or tin filled with ice. Shake or stir for at least 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.