Whether you prefer gin, rum, whiskey, or a little bubbly, we have cocktails inspired by Mad Men to toast to the series finale this weekend. Bombay Sapphire Gin, Caliche Rum, MARTINI Prosecco, Dewar’s White Label, and Disaronno have the perfect drinks to channel your inner [insert favorite character here]. Here are the cocktails, what you need, and how to make them.
BOMBAY NEGRONI (above)
Sip like the stealth Henry Francis, who enjoys this simple, yet bitter cocktail as he plans his client’s next political maneuver.
Combine gin, Campari, and vermouth in a large tumbler. Fill two glasses with ice, pour half of the negroni into each, and garnish with half the orange slice.
SAPPHIRE ULTIMATE MARTINI
Do you fancy yourself a Roger Sterling, enjoying the finer things in life with an afternoon Bombay Martini?
Chill chose Martini Glass. Fill the glass half of the shaker with ice, coat the inside of the glass shaker with vermouth, discard the ice and vermouth and refill with ice, pour in Bombay Sapphire holding the base of glass shaker, stir, pour into a martini glass. Garnish with an olive or twist.
Channel the ultimate girl-boss Peggy Olson with a Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic that will put you at home in even the most exclusive of boys’ clubs.
Pour ingredients in a highball glass.
Maybe you are a Betty Francis, who is at home enjoying a Cali Daiquiri, with her husband at a political rally.
In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, lightly muddle the strawberry (do not shred to pieces). In ice shaker shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with Strawberry.
THE ST-GERMAIN COCKTAIL
Perhaps you are more of a modern woman like Megan Draper, who’d serve a St-Germain Cocktail or the La Rosette at one of her raucous soirees.
Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Served in flute glass and garnished with a strawberry.
DEWAR’S OLD FASHIONED
Do you fancy yourself a Don Draper, sipping on a Dewar’s Old Fashioned as you wait for the next idea to strike?
In the bottom of a rocks glass, carefully muddle the sugar, bitters, 1 orange slice, 1 cherry and a splash of water or soda. Remove the orange rind and add Dewar’s and ice. Garnish with the remaining orange slice and cherry.
DEWAR’S 12 MANHATTAN
Joan Harris, the epitome of sultry sophistication, would choose a Manhattan as iconic as her curves.
Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 - 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry.
Direct, precise and to-the-point, Peter Campbell would choose a strong drink that combines Disaronno with his favorite scotch whiskey.