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.
Tom Collins: Betty’s Poison
Campari: Salvatore’s Fruity Fave
Brandy Alexander: Peggy’s Drink of Choice
Old Fashioned: Don’s Fave, Mad Men’s Signature Drink
Vodka Gimlet: Sexy, and Refreshing – Just Like Betty
Mint Julep: Roger Sterling’s Summer Drink of Choice
Gibson Martini: The Drink that Gave Roger Sterling His Swank
Manhattan: Pete Campbell’s Choice for Something Flashy in Front of the Clients
Moscow Mule: The Drink that Shifted America from Gin to Vodka
Scotch: The Power Drink that Differentiates the Boys from the Men

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

Tags:

Campari: Salvatore’s Fruity Fave

1-1/2 ounces campari

Serve over ice or with a dash of soda.

Photo courtesy of “campari”:http://www.campari.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

Vodka Gimlet: Sexy, and Refreshing – Just Like Betty

2 ounces vodka
2 tablespoons Rose’s lime juice
Ice

Shake and stir

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

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.

Photo courtesy of “amctv.com”:http://www.amctv.com/

Comments

Loading comments...