Three Mad Men Inspired Cocktails from New York’s Roosevelt Hotel to Toast the Series Finale

 Three Mad Men Inspired Cocktails from New York’s Roosevelt Hotel to Toast the Series Finale

Madison Club Lounge at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel

For the Virtual Mad Men Finale Party on April 5 —when we’ll be creating the ultimate Mad Men menu with bloggers worldwide—we’re pleased to share three cocktail recipes from the Roosevelt Hotel. Bartenders at the Madison Club Lounge, a classic New York City hotel bar in the Roosevelt, will mix these classic Mad Men drinks — Sterling Cooper Cosmopolitans, MadMenhattans and Dapper Dons — for the show’s final season premiere on April 5. Manager Keith Riker says the “brown spirits”, and in particular the Manhattan, have grown in popularity since Mad Men premiered in 2007.TheUnofficialMadMenCookbook FinaleParty 200x2001 150x150 Three Mad Men Inspired Cocktails from New York’s Roosevelt Hotel to Toast the Series Finale

The landmark hotel, located on Madison Avenue at 45th Street in the heart of midtown, was built in 1924, and named for President Theodore Roosevelt. This “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” is a favorite haunt for many Mad Men characters: Don took up residence there after his split from Betty, and it’s where Sal orders a Campari when he meets Elliot from Belle Jolie Lipstick.

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Bartenders at the Roosevelt Hotel

If you’re in Manhattan on April 5, head to The Roosevelt to take in the Mad Men premiere on a big screen, sip some classic cocktails, and enjoy food and giveaways in a setting that will take you right back to the Mad Men era. Sunday, April 5th, 7-11 p.m. You may even hear the echoes of Guy Lombardo and his orchestra.

 

Sterling Cooper Cosmopolitan

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Sterling Cooper Cosmopolitan from New York’s Roosevelt Hotel

From bartenders at Madison Club Lounge, Roosevelt Hotel for The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

A cosmo might be the next favorite drink for the Mad Men crew. We  imagine it will be sipped at Don’s retirement party.

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 1/3 ounce Absolut Vodka Citron
Prosecco, to top off
Lime wheel, for garnish

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass.
Top with Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel and lemon slice.

Makes 1 drink

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MadMenhattan from the Roosevelt Hotel

MadMenhatten

From bartenders at Madison Club Lounge, Roosevelt Hotel for The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

One one of the most popular cocktails ever made, and one of the most difficult to make well: everything hinges on both the types of bourbon and vermouth used and how they work in combination.


1 3/4 ounce Maker’s Mark bourbon
2 ounces Martini Rossi sweet vermouth
Dash of bitters
Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Stir ingredients in a shaker over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass,  and garnish with cherry.

Makes 1 drink

Dapper Don
 Old Fashioned

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Dapper Don Old Fashioned
from the Roosevelt Hotel

From bartenders at Madison Club Lounge, Roosevelt Hotel for The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

The very first cocktail to appear in  Mad
Men, and this popular drinkmakes many appearances in the series, as Don’s drink of choice. This version with his favorite whisky, Canadian Club. If you believe in client loyalty, when you make an orange twist, make it with Sunkist, a Sterling Cooper client.

1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 orange slices
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 1/2 ounces Canadian Club whisky
Dash plain water
Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Place sugar in Old Fashioned glass with orange slice and saturate with bitters. Add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved.

Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.

Makes 1 drink

#PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015

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Our partygoers (listed here) — food, cocktail and lifestyle bloggers  — will mix martinis and craft canapés from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook or whip up another recipe that has appeared on Mad Men.

Thanks to our sponsors we have an amazing array of Mad Men prizes, including a dinner for four at Barbetta, the iconic New York Italian restaurant where Don and Bethany Van Nuys dined, and a two-night stay at Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hotel, frequented by Don and Sal. And many thanks to our publisher, BenBella, for providing books for all partygoers.

Blogger Prizes:

barbetta 150x150 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015Dinner for four at Barbetta, New York’s oldest Italian restaurant, where Don and Bethany Van Nuys dined. Founded in 1906 and operated to this day by the founder’s daughter Laura Maioglio, Barbetta specializes in northern Italian cuisine from the Piemonte region, Barbetta is the oldest Italian restaurant in New York still run by the founding family.

 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015A two night stay at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel, where Don relocated when he was having marital trouble, and where Sal orders a Campari when he meets Elliot from Belle Jolie Lipstick. A couple of nights at this landmark midtown hotel will place you right back in the Mad Men era.

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A gift certificate to  Grand Central Oyster Bar, where Don and Roger gorge on oysters and martinis for lunch. It’s an easy stroll from the mythical Madison Avenue offices of Sterling Cooper to this classic New York eatery.

 

Brownies from William Greenberg Desserts, Don and Meghan’s n06 brownies2B 150x150 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015gift when they visit Pete and Trudy’s Cos Cob home. For almost 70 years,  William Greenberg baked goods have been synonymous with good taste: “well bred and adventurous with a refined dazzle,” New York Magazine once said of Manhattan’s most famous brownies.

 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015A Year of Snacks from Utz Snacks, an early Sterling Cooper client. In 1962, Sterling Cooper hired Jimmy Barrett, a shock-comic, to do TV spots for Utz Potato Chips. Try Utz with our California Dip!

Russel Wright American Modern™ Pitcher and Tumblers and  #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015Fruit Bowls from Bauer Pottery. You’ll see Wright’s iconic designs on Mad Men.  Bauer Pottery of Los Angeles has the exclusive license to produce Russel Wright’s dinnerware – the most widely sold American ceramic dinnerware in history.

shaker1 150x150 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015WMFAmericas Bar Style Ice Scoops, Vino Basic Wine Sets and Loft Boston Shakers: Shake it Up Mad Men style with professional quality barware from WMF Americas. The Loft Boston Cocktail Shaker features modern European styling, their Wine Set includes a winged corkscrew, foil cutter and bottle stopper and the barstyle ice scoop features a durable stainless steel body with perforations that allow the excess water to drain away from the ice.Sunkist Sticker Logo OL 150x150 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015

A surprise gift from Sunkist, a client of Sterling Cooper and Partners.

scale 150x150 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015EatSmart Retro Kitchen Scale. A must for Betty Draper. Whether weighing for portion control, or measuring ingredients for your Pineapple Upside Down Cake, simply place food items directly into the Retro’s stainless steel mixing bowl for quick, accurate, easy-to-read measurements on the oversized dial.

Bormioli Rocco Selecta Decanter and Tumbler set. Whether you prefer bourbon or rye,  #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015imported or domestic, Bormioli Rocco, the Italian glassware company, has the perfect gift to complement your favorite whisky: a Selecta seven piece glassware set featuring a decanter and six tumblers.

basket1 150x150 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015Retro candy from Groovy Candies: Two groovy gift baskets featuring Mad Men client Hershey’s chocolates from Groovy Candies, an online candy retailer that carries Choward’s Violets  (seen on Mad Men) and an array of other nostalgic sweets,

 #PartyLikeAMadman: Virtual Mad Men Finale Party April 5, 2015Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child from Knopf: This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes, from America’s French Chef.

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to help you mix like Don and Roger.

Thank you to our Finale Blog Award Judges:

Evan Kleiman,  KCRW’s “Good Food” Host
Faith Durand, Executive Editor, The Kitchn
Warren Bobrow, author Whiskey Cocktails & Apothecary Cocktails
Arthur Bovino, Senior Editor, The Daily Meal
Kathy Gunst, Chef, NPR’s “Here and Now”
Leah Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Benbella’s Smartpop! imprint
Joelle Delbourgo, Literary Agent
Nina Gallant, Food Photographer Catrine Kelty, Food Stylist