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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

    Ingredients:
    1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon water
    2 dashes angostura bitters
    1 slice orange rind
    2 ounces Canadian Club whiskey
    Ice
    1 maraschino cherry


    Preparation:
    In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the sugar, water, bitters, and orange rind together until the sugar has dissolved. Fill the glass with ice, add the whiskey, and garnish with the cherry. Serve with a cocktail straw.

  • 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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