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6 "Mad Men"–Inspired Cocktails

After a 17-month hiatus, the dapper suits, old-fashioned cocktails, and drama-filled story lines return to AMC for the highly anticipated premiere of Mad Men's fifth season. Libations have played a big part in the show right from the opening scene, contributing to plot lines and offering insight into the characters’ personalities. So what better way to fuel a Mad Men viewing party than with some traditional cocktails inspired by our favorite Sterling Cooper men and women? Thanks to our friends at BevMo!, we've rounded up six old-time concoctions that are guaranteed to have you sipping '60s-style come Sunday night. Enjoy!
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Don Draper: Old-Fashioned
Joan Harris Bloody Mary
Roger Sterling Dry Gin Martini
Pete Campbell J&B Sour
Betty Draper: Vodka Gimlet
Rachel Menken: Mai Tai

Pete Campbell J&B Sour

Ingredients:
50 ml J&B
20 ml lemon juice
20 ml sugar syrup
Half egg white (optional)
Dash Angostura bitters


Preparation:
Add all ingredients, apart from the bitters, to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake hard. Strain into a 10-ounce tumbler filled with fresh ice. Add the dash of bitters and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Joan Harris Bloody Mary

Ingredients:
1-1/2 parts Grey Goose Original
3 parts Bloody Mary mix
1/2 parts lime juice


Preparation:
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice and present with cocktail onions.

Roger Sterling Dry Gin Martini

Ingredients:
2 parts Plymouth Gin
3/4 parts Dry vermouth* 
Lemon zest twist or green olive (to garnish)


Preparation:
Shake ingredients with ice and pour into a very chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with either a lemon twist or an olive.


*Experiment with your quantities of gin and vermouth as desired—more vermouth makes a “wetter” drink; more gin dries it out.

Pete Campbell J&B Sour

Ingredients:
50 ml J&B
20 ml lemon juice
20 ml sugar syrup
Half egg white (optional)
Dash Angostura bitters


Preparation:
Add all ingredients, apart from the bitters, to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake hard. Strain into a 10-ounce tumbler filled with fresh ice. Add the dash of bitters and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Betty Draper: Vodka Gimlet

Ingredients:
3 parts Stolichnaya 80
2 parts lime juice
1 part simple syrup


Preparation:
Shake and pour into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with lime.

Rachel Menken: Mai Tai

Ingredients:
1 part Bacardi Superior Rum
1 part Bacardi Gold Rum
1/2 part curaçao
4/5 part freshly squeezed lime juice
4/5 part orgeat syrup
Ice, cubed and crushed
Strainer 


Preparation: 
Put all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice, and mix well. Strain into a glass full of crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig and orange wedge. 

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