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5 cocktails to drink during ‘Mad Men’ premiere

By 04.05.13

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.
Flint Manhattan

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat

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

Classic Negroni



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

Jim Beam

Jim Beam

1 ½ parts Jim Beam® Bourbon
2 dashes bitters
Orange slice
Lemon wedge

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.

French 75



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

Basil Haydens

Basil Haydens

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

Jim Beam

Jim Beam

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.

Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's currently pretending people care about his new drunken venture, Boozist.
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