Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mad Men's Don Draper's Old Fashioned Cocktail

Man Men Old Fashioned Cocktail

It's no secret that I want to live in the era of Don Draper and Peggy Olsen for a day but since that is quite impossible to do I wanted to recreate Don Draper's favorite drink, the Old Fashioned.  I am by no means a expert on mixing drinks but I can appreciate a good drink.  The Old Fashioned is basically sugar, bitters, whiskey, and citrus peel.  Everything else you add is essentially for show.

  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • ice, enough to fill the glass
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • orange peel
  • optional: maraschino cherry 
  1. In an old fashioned glass, combine your sugar, bitters, and a squeeze of orange juice
  2. Stir to hydrate and dissolve the sugar.
  3. Add your ice and stir
  4. Add your whiskey and stir again.
  5. Cut a slice of orange a gently rub it against the edges of the glass and then just leave the peel in the drink.

Man Men Old Fashioned Cocktail