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