Old Fashioned and A #MadMenBlogParty

It’s a party–a Mad Men BLOG PARTY–and YOU’RE invited!!!!

It's a Mad Men Blog Party! Celebrating the last season of Mad Men with cocktails, apps, and giveaways! #MadMenBlogPartyIf 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.

An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.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.

An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.Sunday starts the last season of Mad Men, and I’m a little sad about it.

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.

An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.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.

An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.Join us for a #‎MadMenBlogParty‬!

Cocktails

Appetizers

Desserts

An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.

Now, that drink. I know I need one! Cheers! Here’s the end of an era…

Old Fashioned
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-2 demerera sugar cubes
  • 1 dash blood orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • ice
  • orange peel for garnish
Instructions
  1. Drop 1-2 sugar cubes in the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass (rocks glass) and pour the dashes of bitters on top.
  2. Mash with a muddler.
  3. Pour the whiskey into the glass and muddle/stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. 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.
  5. Enjoy!

An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: