Well I do love sipping a cocktail along with Don and company while enjoying Mad Men. I reserve this pleasure for our two or three times a week after dinner TV hour. You won’t see me pouring a glass of whiskey or vodka at the office.
For the last glorious episode I made this simple Manhattan. With ingredients as close to what was in a bar of the 60’s from what I had. Turned out pretty nice.
Don did love his straight Canadian Club and Old Fashioneds, I think he’d like this one two.
A bartender at the world renowned Employees Only in NY told me that one of the original Manhattan recipes had a touch of Triple Sec which I love.
- 2 Oz Rittenhouse Rye
- 1 Oz Good Quality Sweet Red Vermouth
- Splash of Triple Sec
Stir well over good quality ice. Pour over a big ice cube in a glass with two maraschino cherries and add three drops of bitters. I like orange for this drink.