Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mad Men: Season 4 is finally here!

This Sunday (July 25th) starts Season 4 of the best show on T.V- Mad Men! I'm going to tune in and celebrate by making some of my favorite 1960's inspired cocktails... and you should too.
The Dirty Martini
2½ oz vodka
1½ oz dry vermouth (optional)
½ oz olive juice
3-4 green olives, stuffed with blue cheese (or garlic)
InstructionsAdd dry vermouth to the martini glass, rinse and pour out. Pour vodka, olive juice and ice into mixing glass and shake until chilled. Strain in the martini glass and drop the 3 to 4 olives as garnish.
Old Fashioned
Ingredients2 dashes aromatic bitters
½ tsp sugar dissolved with water and bitters
1½ oz of bourbon
1 cherry
1 orange slice
1 lemon wedge

Fill glass with ice. Add cherry, orange slice and lemon wedge. Pour in bourbon. Serve in a rocks glass over ice.

Moscow Mule

Ingredients1¼ oz vodka
3 oz ginger beer
1 tsp sugar syrup
¼ oz lime juice
1 sprig mint
1 slice lime

In a copper mug or cocktail glass, pour vodka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

1¾ oz bourbon
¾ oz of sweet vermouth
1 dash of aromatic bitters
1 maraschino cherry

Pour bitters, liquors over ice in mixing glass. Stir and strain into martini glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

For more drink recipes, or to 'Mad Men yourself', go to the Official Mad Men site

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