I'm all but obsessed with the AMC show Mad Men. Last night, I heard two different cocktails mentioned on the show and I had to find out a little more about them: the Stinger and the Gibson.This has inspired me to launch a new recurring series: Mad Men Mondays. If they mention a cocktail on the Sunday night show, I'll hunt it down and give you the recipe on Monday. So, on to the cocktails …
Where did I go for the recipes? A pocket-sized 1946 book that belonged to my grandpa, called The Bartender's Friend.
1/3 oz white creme de menthe
1/3 oz brandy
Shake with ice and strain into 3 oz cocktail glass.
1/2 oz dry gin
1/2 oz Seagram's
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
Shake with ice. Strain into 3 oz cocktail glass.
Last night, the character Roger ordered a Gibson "up." I often order a Manhattan "up" as well, although I might say straight up instead. Here's a quick cocktail terminology glossary:
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