5 Apr 20119:30 pm
All great suggestions! I've played with a handful of fun spirits to find a happy medium between an authentic Vesper and something that would possibly bring vodka drinks more into gin (while releasing that "spy within" themselves, of course). My favorite has been 1.5oz Beefeater24, 1oz FAIR.Quinoa Vodka, 0.5oz Lillet. Astounding weight, texture, flavor and you taste all the components. Another favorite is the same build, but Gin 209 instead of B24 (just replacing it with another numbered gin...), then add a dash of Fee's plum bitters. The cardamom in Gin 209 just pops. And yes, Cocchi anyday!
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