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Three cutting-edge cocktail upgrades, inspired by the Michael Kors JetMaster watch

The JetMaster Martini

Top NYC mixologist Joe Campanale’s name has graced Forbes’s and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 lists, and he’s been named one of the top sommeliers by Food & Wine (no surprise considering he co-owned his first restaurant at the age of 23). Joe may be a mover and a shaker, but he prefers his martinis stirred, which more delicately chills the liquor and preserves its subtle nuances. This one is finished with hopped grapefruit bitters for a stylish cool-weather twist. Talk about smooth.

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  • Start with two ounces of gin. Joe likes Aviation American Gin for its clean taste and floral notes.

  • Add one ounce of Atsby Vermouth and three dashes of grapefruit bitters.

  • Stir, don't shake, to preserve all of the cocktail's flavors.

  • Pour into a chilled martini glass.

  • Twist and squeeze an orange (or grapefruit) peel over the glass.

  • Garnish with the peel and serve.

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Clear Skies

Joe describes this drink as a margarita merged with a Dark and Stormy. “I love ginger beer and will come up with practically any excuse to use it—the spice plays well with the tequila,” he says.

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All in Good Time

Toast to quintessential American style and attitude when you wrap your wrist with the Michael Kors JetMaster Carbon Fiber watch. Made from strong (yet lightweight) carbon fiber, this watch draws inspiration from the aerodynamic lines of jet planes. Features include a chronograph timer and sub-dials that measure time to the tenth of a second (hello, punctuality). Its durability and rigor make it unquestionably suitable for the modern man.

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Smoke and Spice

As a founding partner in four modern Italian restaurants in Downtown NYC, Joe knows how to take a classic and reinvent it. Here, he takes smoky Scotch, mixes it with sweet rum and playfully tops it all off with tropical tiki bitters. But don't go mistaking a bit of whimsy as frivolous. “This is a fire-in-the-throat kind of cocktail,” he says.

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