Can you hear it? That’s the clock ticking down to the season premiere of “Mad Men,” which airs this Sunday. Naturally, our offices are abuzz with anticipation for the final season and the viewing parties that we’ve all been planning. If you’ll be hosting your own “Mad Men”-themed fête, why not go the extra mile and serve a classic cocktail?
The Old Fashioned is Don Draper’s go-to drink for good reason. This traditional cocktail has been around since the 1800s, is easy to assemble, and only requires a handful of ingredients. The purest form of the recipe omits the fruit garnishes, but we’re big fans of the orange slices and cherries, and as you can see below, so is Don. Check out our recipe, and be sure to come back next week for another classic cocktail how-to.
Image via The Baltimore Sun
Make Mine an Old Fashioned
1 lump sugar
Maraschino cherry and orange peel for garnish (optional)
Ice (optional, ideally one large cube)
Now that you know how to mix one up for yourself, enjoy this clip of Don behind the bar, and be sure to check out our full selection of mid-century marvels!