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Critical Hit Cocktails: Mad Men Cocktail

Critical Hit Cocktails: Mad Men Cocktail

The final episodes of Mad Men premiere this weekend. Since there’s a lot of drinking in the show and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to create a cocktail inspired by the Don himself. Presenting: The Rum Draper. This drink is inspired by a mix of cocktails around the era, mixed with something new to represent the show’s new take on the time period.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Gran Gala
.5 oz Kraken Rum
.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angustura Bitters
1 Orange Twist
1 large Ice Cube or Sphere

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Directions:
1. Place your large ice cub into a rocks glass

2. Pour your first three ingredients over the ice, then add your dash of bitters.

3. Stir, then garnish with an orange twist. Serve and sip.

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This powerful drink has flavors of spice, fruits, and citrus, all in one. It’s definitely a cocktail for sipping, not gulping. Perfect for those long days at the office. It’s also perfect for the road! I thought including only ingredients from relatively miniature bottles was a fun idea, as they can be easily included in a briefcase for easy access.

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So here’s to the end of Mad Men and all the madness that Don Draper will get into this time!

For more drink recipes, head over to The Drunken Moogle.

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