5 cocktails to drink during ‘Mad Men’ premiere
The season premiere of Mad Men is finally upon us. We all know that drinking while watching is a requirement, so we’ve put together a few classic cocktail recipes and a couple new variations for you to make beforehand.
3 ounces Knob Creek Rye
1 ounce Sweet Red Vermouth
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Pour into mixing glass filled with ice and stir. Strain into chilled lowball glass. Drink. Repeat
1 oz Beefeater Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass over ice, stir and garnish with an orange wedge.
Don’s Old Fashioned
1 ½ parts Jim Beam® Bourbon
2 dashes bitters
In an old-fashioned glass, place 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 2 dashes bitters dissolved in water. Fill with ice. Pour 1-1/2 parts Jim Beam® Bourbon; add cherry, orange slice and lemon wedge.
1 ½ oz Plymouth Gin
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.
Basil Hayden’s® Draper’s Manhattan
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin® Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined.
2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
3. Garnish with an orange twist.
(Created by Damian Windsor)
Smooth & Sour
2 parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon
1 part amaretto liqueur
1 part triple sec
2 parts sour mix
2 parts lemon-lime soda
Serve shaken in a tall glass with cracked ice. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon.