Articles Tagged: Mad Men Drinks

Manhattan Cocktail

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The Manhattan cocktail may be the best know whiskey cocktail. Of course, the aren’t forgetting the Old Fashioned, OK maybe it is a tie. Although it’s origins are in dispute (like most cocktails), the Manhattan cocktail originated in Manhattan (Surprise!) sometime during the 1870’s.

Served up or on the rocks, a basic Manhattan cocktail consists of Bourbon or Rye, purists insist on Rye, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. Unless asked for it a proper Manhattan … Read more

Hot Bloody Mary

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Ever a fan of the morning cocktail, Mad Men’s Roger Sterling would have enjoyed this kicking variation of the Bloody Mary. In fact, he probably would have paired it two dozen oysters at lunchtime, assuming he didn’t learn his lesson the first time.… Read more

Tropical Itch

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Aloha – greetings from sunny Wakiki!  DOTW is on location this week scouting out some of the best drinks in Honolulu.  So far, we have managed to have some great drinks at Duke’s, Lewer’s Lounge and Room Without a Key. 

This week’s drink of the week was invented at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1957 by it’s famed bartender, Harry Yee.  Mr. Yee was also responsible for another tropical favorite, the Blue Hawaii.  While Mr. … Read more

Grasshopper

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Whiskey Sour

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The Whiskey Sour, is arguably the most popular of the Sour Family of classic cocktails. People have been drinking whiskey sours for well over 150 years, having sprung up it the 1850’s or 1860’s.  The first print mention of a Whiskey Sour recipe appeared in a Waukesha, Wisconsin newspaper in 1870. … Read more

CC Old Fashioned

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In celebration of another season of Mad Men, I have been making a whole bunch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Some with bourbon, some Irish Whiskey, some scotch. This week’s drink is a Old Fashioned made with Canadian Whisky (yes, no ‘e’). I am drinking one now, although I substituted Angostura Orange Bitters for original Angostura Bitters. this recipe call for a simple lemon peel. Is desired, you can make this Old fashioned the ‘new’ way … Read more

White Russian

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Moscow Mule

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Greyhound

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Mai Tai

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A big thanks to “Trader” Vic Bergeron. ALOHA!Read more

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