'Mad Men'-Inspired Cocktails

Recipes to help you drink like your favorite 'Mad Men' characters

After a long hiatus, the much-anticipated fifth season of AMC’s TV series Mad Men is finally returning this Sunday, March 25.

This retro-chic drama is well known for its boozy backdrops, with characters seen imbibing at all hours and locations. Legions of devoted fans are known to mix cocktails as they "play along" at home, and there are even venues which hold bibulous Mad Men viewing parties.

The show was first set in the late 1950s, when drinks and cocktails were still very much in their classic state and it was customary, expected even, to drink at the [smoke-filled] office. We are all familiar with Don Draper’s Old Fashioned fixation and intrepid Peggy drinking everything from Brandy Alexanders to Stingers as she blazes her way in the workplace. Plus, who can forget little Sally Draper stirring up Tom Collins' for the adults at a dinner party? And, of course, there is always that decanter of scotch at the ready.

Click here for 5 Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails.

— Amanda Schuster, TheSpir.it

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TheVodkaParty's picture

Maybe I’m “old-school” but I like the classic original cocktails. Some of the lesser-known drinks were as wild as anything you’ll find in the trendiest lounges of the 21st century. I've been archiving original promo cocktail party planning pamphlets from the early 60s and I've got the perfect solution if you want to get into the Man Men-vibe. Check out this original vintage promo pamphlet with swinging vintage hors d'oeuvres and cocktail recipes displayed with real Mad Men-era style. I especially like the Avocado Dip (like a frothy guacamole) and a Moscow Mule to wash it down. Here's a link to the original "How to Give a Vodka Party" guide: http://thevodkaparty.com/drinks/how-to-give-a-vodka-party-smirnoff-1959/...

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