The cocktail, Draper’s Manhattan, is a twist on the classic Manhattan and inspired by Mad Men’s own Don Draper. The show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, even told us that Basil Hayden’s is his favorite bourbon and he enjoys the spicy finish after a long day in the writers in the writers’ room! It’s a great cocktail to mix up in the office or while you watch the premiere if you’re looking to channel the Mad Men era.
Basil Hayden’s Draper’s Manhattan
2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined.
2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
3. Garnish with an orange twist.