MICHAEL KORS X TASTING TABLE

TOAST the SEASON

Mixologist and restaurateur Joe Campanale creates a series of crowd-pleasing cocktails inspired by the Michael Kors JetMaster watch.

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From spirited dinner parties to New Year’s festivities, the holidays are as much about entertaining as they are about celebrating. And if you’re hoping to impress, you’d be wise to take guidance from NYC mixologist Joe Campanale, who co-owns four of Manhattan’s hottest restaurants. To help make your next soireé a night to remember, we teamed up with Campanale and the food and drink digital bible Tasting Table to bring you a series of unique cocktail recipes, inspired by our JetMaster watch, that are guaranteed to get your guests into the holiday spirit.


CHARTER PUNCH
Recipe adapted from Joe Campanale

“Punch is great because you can prepare it ahead of time, so when your friends arrive, you don’t have to worry about mixing drinks,” Campanale says of his festive punch made with a sugar-and-spice mix of apple brandy, sherry and ginger beer.

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Yield: 8 servings 
INGREDIENTS 
3 lemon peels (plus additonal for garnishing)
6 tablespoons of sugar
½ cup Laird’s Apple Brandy
½ cup fino sherry
½ cup apple cider
1 cup ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree)
¼ cup soda water 
DIRECTIONS 
In a large bowl, combine lemon peels and sugar. Mix with hands, then lightly muddle and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Add the apple brandy, sherry, ginger beer and soda water to the bowl, stirring to combine. Garnish with fresh lemon peels and apple slices. To serve, ladle out into cups with ice.


THE CONFIDENT MAN
Recipe adapted from Joe Campanale

A modern take on the beloved Paloma cocktail, this sophisticated grapefruit-infused drink subs in vodka for tequila and finishes with on-trend Aperol.

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Yield: 1 cocktail 
INGREDIENTS

1 slice of grapefruit
1½ ounce vodka
½ ounce St. Germain
½ ounce Aperol
1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and shake hard. To serve, strain the mixture into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with a grapefruit slice.