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Mad Men Retro Cocktails

MADMEN Retro Cocktails Madmen is upon us once again. Nothing else can put you in the mood for an episode premier than mixing yourself up a Madmen-era retro cocktail. Each one on the list is based on a character on the show. So, feeling like a Don Draper? Perhaps, you can whip yourself an Old Fashioned. OLD FASHIONED A potent mix of whiskey, bitters and sugar, usually served with nothing more than a strip of orange or lemon peel. This masculine number is Mad Men protagonist Don Draper's drink of choice, and he's something of an expert on making them. In series three, he jumps over an untended bar to whip one up for hotel baron Conrad Hilton. Don Draper BRANDY ALEXANDER With its rich, creamy taste, the Brandy Alexander tastes more like a grown-up milkshake than a cocktail. In series one, secretary Peggy 0lsen, trying to look sophisticated, orders one on a date with a truck driver - though her insistence that it's not sweet enough suggests she's far from an experienced drinker. Peggy Olson CAMPARI AND SAMBUCA CON MOSCA Campari, an herbaceous aperitif, and sambuca, an anise flavored liqueur, are both from Italy. Sal's handsome, speaks Italian, and his always-debonair three piece suits make him, by far, the most sophisticated Mad man. In season one, Sal goes to drinks with Elliot Lawrence, a salesman for Sterling Cooper client Belle Jolie. His night starts with a Campari with a twist and ends it with a Sambuca con Mosca and an invitation to Elliot's hotel room. Sal Romano VODKA GIMLET In series two, Don's beleaguered wife Betty wanders into a bar and orders a cocktail - shortly after which she hooks up with a good-looking stranger in one of the bar's back rooms. Her drink of choice? The gimlet, a gin (or occasionally vodka) and lime cocktail. Don't say we didn't warn you. Betty Francis BLOODY MARY Two seasons ago, after Roger and Joan are held up at gunpoint, Joan is so upset that, naturally, Roger comforts her in his special way. When Joan later discovers that she's pregnant with Roger's baby, we see her sipping a Bloody Mary while deciding on a plan of action. Joan Harris MARTINI The liquid lunches favored by Don and his colleagues are often heavy on the martinis - a beautifully clear drink made of vodka or gin and just a splash of vermouth, garnished with a shred of lemon peel or an olive. Roger Sterling tends to favor them, though he's also keen on the Gibson - essentially a martini with a pickled onion. Roger Sterling PINK SQUIRREL Is a nice and delicate drink if you have a sweet tooth, but it is very sweet and not for everyone. Another asset of this drink is it's beautiful pink hue, which is attributed to creme de noyaux. Kind of reminds us of Don Draper's many little love affairs. Don Draper's women f /learn2serve learn2 serve /learn2serve 6 www.learn2serve.com/blog/ a trademark of 360training.com SOURCES: http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men/cocktail-guide/old-fashioned http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/9974301/10-classic-Mad-Men-era-cocktails.html http://liquor.com/slideshows/drinkers-guide-to-mad-men/#1 http://www.zimbio.com/All+You+Need+to+Know+About+%27Mad+Men%27/articles/taldt_ij4ez/Drink+Like+Pete+Campbell http://cocktails.about.com/od/cocktailrecipes/r/pink_squirrel.htm http://www.papermag.com/2008/08/bar_of_the_week_special_the_co.php

Mad Men Retro Cocktails

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