Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mad Men Inspired Cocktails

It's no secret that I love Mad Men. And when my blog buddy, Nicole, decided to do a whole week dedicated to Cocktails, I was all in! Below are a few cocktails re-inspired by none other than Don Draper and Co. Cheers!

What You Need:

2 oz whiskey 
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1 dash bitters
1 cup ice cubes
1 maraschino cherry for a garnish

Mix It:
Place ice in a mixing glass. Pour in vermouth, then whiskey, and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Ad a dash of bitters {if desired}, and garnish with a cherry. 

What You Need:

1 Sugar Cube
3 Dashes Bitters
Club Soda
2 oz rye Whiskey
Orange Peel

Mix It:

Place sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass. Add 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a short splash of club soda. Crush sugar with a muddler and stir vigorously to dissolve the sugar and bitters. Add large ice cube and pour in rye.
Serve with a stirring rod and garnish with an orange peel. 

What You Need:

Cracked Ice
2 oz London dry Gin (such as Beefeater)
1/2 dry vermouth
Green Olives

Mix It:

In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin and vermouth.
Stir well for about 20 seconds, then strain into a martini glass. 
Garnish with a green olives and serve.

So there you have three Mad Men Classics. What do you think? 
Are any of these on your Cocktail List? Or do you make a variation of one of these? Please share!
Cheers, my friends! 

I'm linking up with Nicole for Cocktail Week

Probably Polka Dots Cocktail Week

and Shanna for Random Wednesday.

Hop on over and meet these beautiful ladies!
Have a fantastic Wednesday, dolls. 


  1. Um these look amazing! Definitely trying them out asap!

  2. What a cute idea for a post! I am always scared of these kinds of drinks because they're traditionally more "manly," but you make them sound so tempting. I think I'd give an Old Fashioned a try for sure. Thank you so much for linking up, friend!

  3. Thanks for linking up with Stephanie and I today. These looks amazing, I will def. have to try all of them..just not at once haha! Have a great day:)

  4. I'm with Nicole- I'm always kind of scared to try these drinks but you make them all sound so, so, so yummy! I seriously think I need to try them soon though, that's for sure :) This post is just so pretty and fun. Great idea, Sara! :)

  5. I never stick with the classics. I really need to! I have never had a normal martini, I think I need to. Thanks for sharing! And for linking up!

  6. These all sound great. I am feeling like mixing up a dry martini now!


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