Don Draper and his colleagues are back March 25th for another season of Mad Men and what better way to celebrate than with retro cocktail recipes inspired by the 1960’s based series. Food authority and cookbook author, Rick Rodgers, is taking modern cooking back in time with his Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook. Whether you’re hosting your own Mad Men premiere party or you’re looking to expand your recipe repertoire, Rick Rodgers can take you back in time with his take on the cocktails of the Sixties.
The book includes lots of nostalgia inducing trivia, guidance on how to concoct a mean cocktail (shaken OR stirred) and party ready menus that will have you entertaining like Peggy Olson in no time. Check out Rick’s version of an Old-Fashioned featuring Four Roses Bourbon below.
1 sugar cube
2 or 3 dashes of aromatic bitters, such as Angostura
2 1⁄2 ounces Four Roses Bourbon (limited edition small batch)
Orange slice, for garnish
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Lemon zest twist, for garnish
Instructions: Put the sugar in an old-fashioned glass and moisten with the bitters. Crush them together with a muddler. Add the whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir well. If desired, fill the glass with soda water. Add the orange and cherry, and lemon twist, if using. Serve.