It’s a party–a Mad Men BLOG PARTY–and YOU’RE invited!!!!
If you couldn’t tell already by my loves of alcohol and vintage fashion, I am a fan of Mad Men. I wasn’t always–I went through a phase of thoroughly hating Don Draper, that rakish fiend–and couldn’t watch it for a good year. But I got over it. What can I say? I’m a glutton for punishment.
When I graduated high school, I actually intended to go into marketing. I applied to Western New England College and was accepted into their program, but had a funding issue and put it off for 6 months. Good thing, too, because once I took my first business class, I realized it wasn’t for me. Still, I sometimes dream about what it would be like to work in that world. I can escape to an era of it through Mad Men. Gone are the days of day drinking in the office (and, thankfully, smoking like a chimney, chauvinistic treatment of secretaries, etc.), but it’s nice to fantasize every once in a while.
It’s probably time to move on, but I have a hard time saying goodbye to things I get attached to. Don and Pete, Betty and Megan… they’ll all disappear into the ether like they never existed. Their job is nearly done now. And me? I’ll only be left with one concern: does this mean the end of the fashion phase celebrating sixties style? I certainly hope not.
Every ending deserves its fond farewell, and that’s just what we’re doing today with the Mad Men Blog Party! A bunch of us got together, hosting our own little virtual potluck, to bid adieu to the Sterling Cooper crew. We hope some of these will inspire you for your own viewing party on Sunday.
Me? I went with alcohol, of course. An Old Fashioned. Because it’s timeless. Strong, yet subtle. So many layers, if you take your time to just live in the moment and let it unfold. We all could use a lesson in that.
- Gin Rickey from Bakeaholic Mama
- Whiskey Sour from Pass the Sushi
- Old Fashioned from Poet in the Pantry
- Mad Men Manhattan with Mushroom Pate from Creative Culinary
- Pink French 75 from Kelly Bakes
- Sazerac Cocktail from Jelly Toast Blog
- Classic Negroni from The Messy Baker
- Gimlet from Yankee Kitchen Ninja
- Vegan French Onion Dip from The Viet Vegan
- Pimento Cheese & Crackers from The Noshery
- Chicken Salad Sliders from The Lemon Bowl
- Crab Rangoon from Cooking with Jax
- Fried Green Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese from Simply Healthy Family
- Cheesy Asparagus Spirals from Comfortably Domestic
- Easy cocktail meatballs The Realistic Nutritionist
- JELL-O Crown Jewel Dessert Cake from The Apron Archives
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake from I am a Honeybee
Now, that drink. I know I need one! Cheers! Here’s the end of an era…
- 1-2 demerera sugar cubes
- 1 dash blood orange bitters
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- orange peel for garnish
- Drop 1-2 sugar cubes in the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass (rocks glass) and pour the dashes of bitters on top.
- Mash with a muddler.
- Pour the whiskey into the glass and muddle/stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add ice (preferably a large ball or cube of ice, as this is a slow sipper and you don't want it to dilute too much) and garnish.