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The Drinks of Mad Men

Mad Men and the boys of Sterling Cooper sure brought the cool back to the cocktail. Sometimes I wish I lived in the 1960s when your day started with a stiff screwdriver, followed by a three-martini lunch, and closed with an Old Fashioned—or six.
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  • Tom Collins: Betty’s Poison

    1 ounce fresh lemon juice
    1 ounce sugar
    1-1/2 ounces of gin
    Lemon slices

    Mix sugar, juice, and gin over ice in mixing glass. Stir, strain over cocktail glass, with ice and top it off with club soda. Garnish with lemon.

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  • Campari: Salvatore’s Fruity Fave

    1-1/2 ounces campari

    Serve over ice or with a dash of soda.

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  • Brandy Alexander: Peggy’s Drink of Choice

    3/4 ounce cream
    3/4 ounce brandy
    3/4 ounce dark crème de cacao
    Nutmeg

    Pour the brandy, crème de cacao, and cream into a mixing glass. Shake and pour into martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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  • Old Fashioned: Don’s Fave, Mad Men’s Signature Drink

    Two dashes aromatic bitters
    1/2 teaspoon sugar dissolved with water and bitters
    1-1/2 ounce of bourbon
    One cherry
    One orange slice
    One lemon wedge

    Fill glass with ice. Add cherry, orange, and lemon. Pour in bourbon. Serve over ice.

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  • Vodka Gimlet: Sexy, and Refreshing – Just Like Betty

    2 ounces vodka
    2 tablespoons Rose’s lime juice
    Ice

    Shake and stir

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  • Mint Julep: Roger Sterling’s Summer Drink of Choice

    2 ounces bourbon
    Eight sprigs of mint
    1 teaspoon sugar

    Put mint and sugar with a dash of water in mixing glass. Add ice and bourbon. Shake until frosted and pour all into rocks glass. Garnish with mint.

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  • Gibson Martini: The Drink that Gave Roger Sterling His Swank

    2-1/2 ounces gin or vodka
    3/4 ounces dry vermouth
    Four cocktail onions

    Stir gin or vodka and vermouth on ice in mixing glass. Strain into martini glass and add cocktail onions.

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  • Manhattan: Pete Campbell’s Choice for Something Flashy in Front of the Clients

    2 ounces blended whiskey
    1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
    1/2 ounce dry vermouth
    One dash bitters
    One cherry for decor

    Swirl with ice to chill, pour into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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  • Moscow Mule: The Drink that Shifted America from Gin to Vodka

    1-1/4 ounces vodka
    3 ounces ginger beer
    1 teaspoon simple sugar syrup
    1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
    One sprig mint
    One slice lime

    In a copper mug or cocktail glass, pour vodka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

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  • Scotch: The Power Drink that Differentiates the Boys from the Men

    1-1/2 ounces scotch
    Ice

    Pour scotch over ice. Serve in a tumbler glass.

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