3 Classic Cocktails for Your Mad Men Viewing Party


The Mad Menfinal season premiere is almost upon us. Between peeling back the layers of inimitable Don Draper and following the rest of Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price into the early ‘70s, there’s a lot to take in and eventually let go of as we watch the final episodes starting on Sunday. Whether your viewing party is in your home or just on Twitter, it’s time to slip into your chic ‘60s garb, shake up one of these cocktails crafted by Jim Beam’s Master Mixologist Bobby “G” Gleason, and prepare to bid the beloved show adieu:

Don’s Old Fashioned

2 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
1 cherry stem
1 half moon orange slice
1 -3 sugar cubes

In an old-fashioned glass, place sugar, and bitters dissolved in water. Fill with ice. Pour 1-1/2 parts Jim Beam Bourbon; add cherry, orange slice and lemon wedge.

The Mad Man Manhattan

1-1/2 oz. Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
Dash of bitters
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
1 cherry stem

Combine and stir Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, dry vermouth, bitters, and ice. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Sterling’s Smooth & Sour

2 oz. Jim Beam Black Bourbon
1 oz. amaretto liqueur
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. sour mix
2 oz.lemon-lime soda

Serve shaken in a tall glass with cracked ice. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon.