Mad Men and Basil Hayden’s Cocktail Recipes

Mad Men and Basil Hayden’s Cocktail Recipes

Mad Men and Basil Hayden’s Cocktail Recipes

Mad Men and Basil Hayden's Cocktail Recipes AMC’s Mad Men is returning this Sunday, April 7th, and Basil Hayden’s has created a few classic yet retro cocktails in honor of the new season – the Basil Hayden’s Mad-Hattan, Basil Hayden’s Manhattan 2.0 and Basil Hayden’s Old Fashioned.

It is also a little-known secret that the writers and cast of Mad Men are HUGE Basil Hayden’s fans.  From series creator Matthew Weiner to stars Rich Sommer, Aaron Stanton and many more, they all admitted to opening up a bottle of Basil Hayden’s while on set and in the writer’s room. In honor of the new season, take a note from the cast and unwind with some Basil Hayden’s – all recipes are Don Draper approved.

Mad Men and Basil Hayden's Cocktail Recipes Basil Hayden’s® Mad-Hattan (Created by Damian Windsor)

Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin® Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters

Method:
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined.
2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
3. Garnish with an orange twist.

Mad Men and Basil Hayden's Cocktail Recipes Basil Hayden’s® Manhattan 2.0

Ingredients:
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
½ part Sweet Vermouth
½ part Dry Vermouth
½ part Maple Syrup
2 dashes of Bitters

Method:
1. Stir together the bourbon, vermouths, maple syrup and bitters over ice in a rocks glass
2. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Mad Men and Basil Hayden's Cocktail Recipes Basil Hayden’s ® Old Fashioned (Created by Shawn Thompson, Chicago, IL)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
2 dashes of Bitters
2 tsp Demerara Sugar
1/8 Blood Orange (or Clementine Orange)
1 Griottine® Cherry
Splash of Soda Water

Method:
1.  In a rocks glass, muddle the cherry and blood orange with the skin removed in the sugar
2.  Add bitters and Basil Hayden’s and stir until the sugar is dissolved
3.  Top with a splash of soda water and garnish with a slice of blood orange

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