For the record, this one is made with two parts Tanqueray gin to one part dry Martini. Stirred, not shaken.
I tried a few different tricks with the lighting when I took this one. They all looked good in the camera, but I am glad that I persisted because it was the last shot that I liked the best. The backdrop is a black, felt-covered board that I made over a quarter of a century ago to serve as a die-rolling pad. After gathering dust out in the garage for many years, it has more recently found new life as a backdrop for photographs.
For this shot I turned off all of the lights and let the last vestiges of daylight trickling in the kitchen window do its magic.
I shot this with an aperture of f/6.7 at an exposure time of 30 seconds. Obviously I used a tripod. I colour-corrected it, cropped a tiny bit off the edges and balanced the lighting just a tad. Finally I applied a couple layers of conservative sharpening.