We’re just hours away from the series finale of Mad Men. Whether you love it, you hate it, or love to hate it, the Emmy-award winning AMC series has undoubtedly contributed to the resurgence of cocktails in recent years. Here are three simple recipes to help you celebrate the end of an era:
Betty Draper-Francis’ go-to beverage, whether entertaining as Don’s wife or drinking alone at the bar.
- 2 oz. vodka (or gin)
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
Betty prefers it with vodka, but gin is perfectly acceptable. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe and reminisce about the early years of Don and Betty’s marriage.
7 & 7
Although I don’t recall anyone actually drinking a 7 & 7 on Mad Men, we did catch a glimpse of Seagram’s Seven Crown whiskey in Don’s apartment.
- 1.5 oz. Seagram’s Seven Crown American Whiskey
- 6-8 oz. 7 Up
Start with a highball glass with ice and add whiskey. Fill with 7 Up, stir, and toast to the last 7 episodes.
Roger & Peggy’s Last Hurrah
If your liquor cabinet is looking a little light, you can always take a tip from Roger and Peggy and grab what’s available. Bonus points if it’s vermouth!
- 1 bottle of whatever’s handy, such as Vermouth
- 1 or more friends
Roller skates optional.