After the first season of Mad Men it was evident that these folks like to drink. A lot. More often than not, at least one character in a scene is in desperate need of a drink, pouring a drink or drinking a drink. I found this nifty little breakdown of all the Mad men’s and women’s drinking habits broken down by episode with handy references and charts. There have also been countless Mad Men themed drinking games invented. Here’s my personal favorite, great if you’re hosting a themed premiere party this Sunday. Hubby and I will be curled up on the couch sipping on cocktails popular in the 1960′s that are now making a comeback thanks to the show. Some of my favorite recipes below.
I actually never knew what went in to a Tom Collins and this recipe from Inspired Taste is not overly sweet and calls for not one but two fruit garnishes (if you consider maraschino cherries a fruit which I clearly do)
I love that this recipe from the Kitchn is for a classic cocktail with a totally unique list of ingredients. Not sure what Don Draper would think of figs and maple syrup in his Old-fashioned but I am a big fan.