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Die Vorfreude war gross und heute ist es endlich soweit: die fünfte Staffel von Mad Men startet mit einer 2-stündigen Extraausgabe. Das muss natürlich gefeiert werden, mit ein paar Cocktails, so wie sie in der Serie ausgiebig getrunken werden, meistens im Büro. Während der Arbeitszeit, versteht sich. Hier ein paar Anregungen:

 

Manhattan
1¾ oz bourbon
¾ oz of sweet vermouth
1 dash of aromatic bitters
1 Maraschino cherry

Pour bitters, liquors over ice in mixing glass. Stir and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

 

Old Fashioned

1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry
1 teaspoon sugar
Few drops of Angostura bitters
A splash of soda water
2 ½ ounces rye or bourbon

In a mixing glass muddle orange slice, cherry, sugar, bitters and a little soda water, breaking up cherry and orange until flavor is released. Add soda water so cherry is wet and sugar is melted. Add bourbon or rye and serve over rocks, if desired

Note: You may use bourbon or rye in the Old Fashioned – rye was originally used.

 

Cucumber Collins
Serve in a tall glass

  • 2 ounces Hendricks Gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 thin cucumber slices muddled
  • 1 ounce club soda

In mixing glass, muddle cucumber with simple syrup. Add gin and juice then fill glass with ice and shake in shaker tin. Strain and pour over ice into glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

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