This actually has a pretty cool local background story to it. The name of the cocktail actually stems from a friend of Robert Hess'. Here's his story:
"This drink was created by the owner (and sometimes bartender) of "Monas Bistro & Lounge" here in Seattle. It was one of my hangouts in my early years of digging into cocktails, in fact Tito (the owner) even built my home bar for me."
1 1/2 oz citron vodka
1/2 oz Lillet blanc