Mad Men Inspired Cocktails

Mad Men has viewers hooked. People just can’t get enough of Don Draper and the show’s commentary on 1960s social mores. And while we gear up for the sixth season, why not get into the spirit with some cocktails inspired by the cast of Mad Men? Perfect for a season premiere party — or just an evening of re-watching old episodes — try one of these retro drinks and transport yourself to 1960s Sterling Cooper Draper Price.

Mad Men cocktail guide

Sidecar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Ice cubes

Directions:
Mix lemon juice, brandy, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a martini glass and add a lemon slice.

Pimm’s Cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1
  • 3 oz ginger ale
  • 1 cucumber slice
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Ice cubes

Directions:
Pour Pimm’s into a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and complete with a lemon and cucumber slice.

Bloody Mary

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • tomato or clamato juice
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • celery salt
  • 1 celery stick
  • fresh ground pepper
  • salt

Directions:
Put all ingredients in a mixing glass and shake briskly. Pour over the rocks into a pint glass. Garnish with a celery stick.

Long Island Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz rum
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 1 oz cola
  • 1 lemon slice

Directions:
Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sweet and sour mix into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a hurricane glass. Top off with a splash of cola and a lemon slice.

Bourbon on the Rocks

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • Ice cubes

Directions:
Pour bourbon into glass filled halfway with ice.

Brandy Alexander


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz cream
  • 3/4 oz brandy
  • 3/4 oz dark crème de cacao
  • nutmeg

Directions:
Pour the liquors and cream into a mixing glass. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish the top with nutmeg, to taste.

Gin & Tonic

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime slice
  • Ice cubes

Directions:
Mix gin, tonic water, and lime juice in a tall glass with ice. Top off with a lime slice.

Tom Collins

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • club soda
  • 2 to three lemon slices

Directions:
Mix sugar, gin, and lemon juice over ice in a mixing glass. Stir. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice. Top the glass with soda water and garnish with lemon slices.

Vodka Gimlet


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 3 to 4 lime slices

Directions:
Mix vodka and lime juice together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass and add 3-4 slices of lime.

For even more cocktails, check out our recipes for manly mixed drinks!

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