Fans looking to toast the final season of Mad Men should think Martinis, Old Fashions, sliced olives and other retro classics. †Fox News Radioís Lilian Huang Woo gets tips on the perfect vintage favorites for a cocktail bash from Eater.comís Helen Rosner and Manhattan Cricket Club founder Tim Harris.
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The Handsome Devil
A beguiling beginning, smooth finish, and a quality, complex spirit beneath it all make this quaff an unabashed lady killer.
1/4 cup (2 oz.) bourbon
11/2 Tbsp. Lillet Blanc
11/2 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 mint leaves
2 dashes of Fee Brothers Peach Bitters
1 (3- x 1-inch) orange peel strip
MAKES: 1 SERVING
Lucky, Roanoke, Virginia
Combine first 6 ingredients in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously 30 seconds or until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with orange peel and mint.
Boil 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Makes: 1 cup
courtesy: Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon by Morgan Murphy
- 2 dashes orange bitters (Reagan’s, Fee Brothers or Angostura)
- 2 dashes smoked cinnamon tincture (recipe below)
- 1/4 oz agave syrup (50/50 light agave nectar and water)
- 2 oz High West Double Rye
†courtesy: Manhattan Cricket Club
Barrel Aged Tom Collins
- 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz agave syrup
- 2 oz Smooth Ambler Barrel Aged Gin
- 1/2 oz club soda
Place all ingredients except club soda in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. Add the club soda and strain over fresh ice cubes in a highball/collins/tall glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
courtesy: Manhattan Cricket Club