“Share a meal with me” is something you say when you want to forge a friendship; “let me cook for you,” a close second, nipping at the heels of what you say first. This is what we do. This is who we are.
When we first started talking with Kat Kinsman and her fearless team over at CNN’s Eatocracy about a new partnership, this is what we were tempted to say. But we thought we could do better.
So we’re offering punch instead, because punch is convivial and celebratory and made for sharing. And because the cooking can, and will, come later: In the coming months, we’ll be looking to Eatocracy for recipes and cooking (and drinking) tips, and they’ll be looking to us for the same. We’ll put our heads together on co-created content, all in hopes of bringing you the very best in this eating and drinking world we live in.
For now, we want to get a little drunk together. And if that doesn’t make for a lasting partnership, we don’t know what does.
Serves 4 to 6
For the cinnamon orange tea-infused sweet vermouth:
3 tablespoons loose cinnamon-orange tea (they use Market Spice)
One 750 milliliter bottle sweet vermouth (they use Martini)
For the punch:
8 white sugar cubes
2 ounces club soda
4 ounces gin (they use Plymouth)
2 ounces tea-infused sweet vermouth
4 ounces grapefruit juice
2 ounces lemon juice
3 ounces dry Champagne
Grapefruit wheels, for garnish