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Fans looking to toast the final season of Mad Men should think Martinis, Old Fashions, sliced olives and other retro classics.  Fox News Radio's Lilian Huang Woo gets tips on the perfect vintage favorites for a cocktail bash from Eater.com's Helen Rosner and Manhattan Cricket Club founder Tim Harris.

 

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Salt And Pepper  Manhattan Cricket Club
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Manhattan Cricket Club

 

 

 

The Handsome Devil  credit: Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon by Morgan Murphy
The Handsome Devil
credit: Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon by Morgan Murphy

 

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

Mint sprig

 

MAKES: 1 SERVING

 

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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.

Simple Syrup

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

Smoked Cinnamon Old Fashioned
Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Top with ice and stir approximately 50 times. Strain over one giant ice cube in a double-old fashioned glass and garnish with a large piece of orange peel (trying not to get the sour white part).
Smoked Cinnamon Tincture:
Place 1 tbsp of smoked cinnamon powder and 1 cinnamon stick in a mason jar. Pour in 1 cup of high proof neutral spirit such as a high proof vodka (100+ proof). Agitate and sit for 24-48 hours for best results. The higher the proof the quicker the process. Strain through a fine strainer into a dasher bottle (can use vinegar dashers or a used bitter bottle, or buy specialty bottles online at bar supplies.com). Will last up to a year if stored air tight.

 courtesy: Manhattan Cricket Club

Barrel Aged Tom Collins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz agave syrup
  • 2 oz Smooth Ambler Barrel Aged Gin
  • 1/2 oz club soda

Directions:

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

Smoked Cinnamon Old Fashioned  Manhattan Cricket Club
Smoked Cinnamon Old Fashioned
Manhattan Cricket Club

 

Tim Harris of Manhattan Cricket Club
Tim Harris of Manhattan Cricket Club

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