Don Draper is everyone’s favorite mad man. We love to hate him and hate to love him. The self-made man is intriguing, but has questionable morals (to put it lightly). However, there are two things Don Draper knows… He knows advertising and he knows whiskey.
Don Draper’s favorite cocktail is easily the Old Fashioned. With just enough sugar to cut the burn, Don Draper’s Old Fashioned recipe is simple and to-the-point.
In season 3 episode 3, Don finds himself behind a bar. He can’t find any bourbon, which is the usual liquor of choice for old fashioned recipes, so he substitutes Rye. Don whips up an old fashioned that is a no-bones-about-it kind of drink.
Don Draper’s Old Fashioned Cocktail
Makes 1 drink
In a shaker add: ice, 2 ounces Rye whiskey, 1.5 ounces club soda (or sparkling water) to the shaker and stir gently.
In a tumbler add: 1 sugar cube and 4 dashes of Angostura bitters. Muddle.
Place some ice in the tumbler with the muddled sugar cube and bitters. Then pour the liquid courage over the top.
Add half an orange slice to top it off–voila–you have Don Draper’s old fashioned, just as Don Draper made it!
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