Enjoy Tonight’s Mad Men Premiere With Tasty Drambuie Cocktails

In honor of Mad Men’s long-awaited Season 5 premiere tonight, I thought sharing some cocktail recipes would be a perfect way to celebrate the return of the Emmy-award winning show. Expert mixologist and Drambuie brand ambassador Anthony Caporale, has created several modern day twists on drinks enjoyed by Don Draper, Joan Holloway et al.  

As any true “Mad Men” aficionado knows, Don’s signature drink is an Old Fashioned. For an updated spin on this classic cocktail, Caporale replaced the typical bourbon base and replaced it with the whisky-based Drambuie. All of the recipes below feature Drambuie’s secret concoction of scotch whiskies, honey and blend of herbs and spices. Check them out and enjoy tonight’s premiere with style. Happy drinking.  

Drambuie Old Fashioned

-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
2 parts DRAMBUIE
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice, add:
1 part Seltzer Water
-Stir gently.
-Garnish with a maraschino cherry pinned to the glass rim with an orange slice.

Drambuie Manhattan

-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
1 part DRAMBUIE
1 part Hudson Manhattan Rye
1/2 part Martini Rosso Vermouth
-Stir until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass, add:
2 drops Angostura Bitters
-Garnish with two maraschino cherries on a pick

Drambuie Sidecar

-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
3 parts DRAMBUIE
1 part Triple Sec
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass.
-Garnish with a lemon twist.

Drambuie Stiletto

-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
1 part DRAMBUIE
1 part Dewar’s White Label Scotch
1 part DiSaronno
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
-Shake until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass.

Drambuie Stinger

-In a mixing tin half-filled with ice, add:
2 parts DRAMBUIE
1 part White Creme de Menthe
-Stir until the tin is frosted.
-Strain into a martini glass.