'Mad Men' cocktails: Drink like Don Draper

mad-men-cocktails-2.jpgAMC's iconic -- and culturally influential (there's a Banana Republic line of clothes, after all) -- series "Mad Men" kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, March 25. And what better way to watch than with drink in hand, ala Don Draper ( Jon Hamm), the show's cocktail king?

Drambuie, an account that Sterling Cooper Draper Price would've been proud to rep, has released a handful of "Mad Men"-inspired cocktail concoctions just in time for Sunday's premiere. All, of course, feature Drambuie -- the Scottish liqueur made from malt whisky, honey, herbs and spices.

Don's drink of choice is the Old Fashioned. Give one a spin or try another era-appropriate recipe below. Make sure to try the alternate Manhattan, too, created with Basil Hayden's Bourbon, which we're told is a cast favorite.

Old Fashioned
-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
  2 parts Drambuie
  2 dashes Angostura Bitters
-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice, add:
  1 part Seltzer Water
-Stir gently.
-Garnish with a maraschino cherry pinned to the glass rim with an orange slice.

Manhattan No. 1
-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
  1 part Drambuie
  1 part Hudson Manhattan Rye
  1/2 part Martini Rosso Vermouth
-Stir until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass, add:
  2 drops Angostura Bitters
-Garnish with two maraschino cherries on a pick

Manhattan No. 2 (created by mixologist Damian Windsor)
2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters
Preparation:
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined.
2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
3. Garnish with an orange twist.

Sidecar
-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
  3 parts Drambuie
  1 part Triple Sec
  Juice of 1/2 Lemon
-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass.
-Garnish with a lemon twist.

Stiletto
-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
  1 part Drambuie
  1 part Dewar's White Label Scotch
  1 part DiSaronno
  Juice of 1/2 Lemon
-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass.

Stinger
-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
  2 parts Drambuie
  1 part White Creme de Menthe
-Stir until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass.
Photo/Video credit: AMC/Drambuie
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