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