Ocala Cooks | Victoria Billig

Victoria Billig is the assistant director of the Appleton Museum of Art and is known for loving fine art, fine dining and a fine cocktail. She and her partner have travelled near and far to enjoy a unique libation, but sometimes only a well-executed classic cocktail will do the trick. With a full schedule, her favorites at home are quick and simple classics made with high-quality ingredients—perfect for sipping on the porch and unwinding with friends.

The Vesper Martini


3 ounces top-shelf gin

1 ounce top-shelf vodka

¼ ounce Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano

1 large lemon curl

Chilled coupe glass

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine gin, vodka and Lillet Blanc.

For a bolder flavor, substitute Cocchi Americano for Lillet Blanc.

Apologies, James Bond—stir, not shake—until the ingredients are combined and chilled.

Gently rub the lemon curl around the rim of your chilled coupe glass to release the oils; then drop it into the glass.

Strain the martini into the prepared coupe glass and enjoy!

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