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The Confident Man

With this vodka drink, Joe Campanale shows that pink drinks can be manly
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The Confident Man Cocktail
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Joe Campanale's version of the Paloma trades in the traditional tequila for vodka and adds of-the-moment Aperol.

"I love Aperol," Campanale says. "It's so refreshing as an aperitif and pairs well with the grapefruit for a tart drink that's perfect when winter citrus is at its peak."

To see more recipes inspired by the Michael Kors JetMaster Watch, go to "Drink In the Holidays."

The Confident Man

Recipe adapted from Joe Campanale, dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora and L'Apicio, New York, NY

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes


1½ ounces vodka

½ ounce St-Germain

½ ounce Aperol

1 ounce grapefruit juice



Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and shake hard. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and serve.

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