Monday, April 8, 2013

On your Mark...

Maker's Mark, that is! We cracked open the whiskey last night to make the appropriate cocktail for the new season of Mad Men. Don Draper's drink of choice is an Old Fashioned, though usually he drinks a straight shot with an ice cube garnish. Dan puts a spin on a combo of the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan cocktails, which we've since named it the "Dan-hattan." Here's how we make it; Along with the MM Whiskey, we add an aggressive hit of blood orange bitters, a splash of maraschino cherry juice to sweeten it (learned that trick from our neighbor Maggie!), a dash of soda water, lemon slices, orange slices, and maraschino cherries. A dash, a splash and a sip and we were in retro bliss. We also made some old school nibbles like deviled eggs and 'chip and dip' (Remember Peter and Trudy Campbell's and their 'chip and dip' bowl wedding present?)! See our Mad Men post from last year here for more retro fun. 
(photo, Dan Ryan)

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