An invitation to a party at the home of fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka is an entree to their glittering world. The same eye for detail that goes into their red-carpet gowns informs their entertaining. To their admission, they take a “more is more” approach, always going for the wow factor. Badgley sets the scene; Mischka cooks and pours hand-crafted cocktails like this traditional Moscow Mule, which incorporates two of the couple’s design mantras—all-out glamour and vintage flair.
This 1940s cocktail was wildly popular in Los Angeles in the mid-twentieth century. Use a good-quality ginger beer.
Makes 1 drink
- ½ lime, juiced
- 2 ounces vodka
- 8 ounces ginger beer
- Lime slices to garnish
Pour lime into a chilled mug or iced glass. Add vodka, then top off with ginger beer and decorate with a slice of lime.
Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz
Palm Beach’s best party secrets are found in the pages of Palm Beach Entertaining ($45), a beautiful coffee table book in celebration of Children’s Home Society’s twentieth annual Ultimate Dinner Party. The book, written by Annie Falk with contributions from Victoria Amory, Aime Dunstan and Palm Beach Illustrated’s Daphne Nikolopoulos, includes hosting tips and recipes from some of the area’s most well-known revelers. chsfl.org