3 Mad Men-Inspired Cocktail Recipes For NYE

December 31, 2012

Hmm, what to serve on New Year’s Eve? How about these Mad Men cocktails? Take the cue from Don Draper, Betty Francis or Joan Holloway with these three retro-inspired cocktails, just the thing to see the new year in with a bang!

Don Draper Old-Fashioned

To start, place a sugar cube in the bottom of a rocks glass and wet it down with 3 drops of Angostura bitters and a splash of soda. Muddle the cube and swirl the glass to line the bottom. Add a large ice cube and 2 shots of rye whiskey.

Garnish with a lemon zest and maraschino cherry.

Betty Francis Gimlet

Fill a shaker with ice. Add 1 3/4 shots of vodka, a shot of fresh lime juice and a shot of sugar syrup. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with a single mint leaf.

Joan Holloway Sidecar

Add ice to a shaker. Top with 1 shot of Hennessy VS, 1 shot of Mickey Finn’s and one shot of fresh lime juice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish half the rim of the glass with a chili, sugar, cinnamon and salt mixture.

What are you serving for New Year’s Eve?

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