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Matthew Weiner, creator/ executive producer of Mad Men

Matthew Weiner, creator/ executive producer of Mad Men

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon tells BourbonBlog.com that the writers of AMC’s “Man Men”  love Basil Hayden’s and actually drink it while writing the show.

Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” creator and executive producer, tells us that they keep a bottle of Basil Hayden’s in the writer’s room to toast a long day’s work.

It’s not just the show’s writers who love Basil, cast members Aaron Staton and Michael Gladis tell BourbonBlog.com that they enjoy it on set.

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon also says you can toast with their bourbon because it is partly responsible for the return of “Mad Men” with season 5 and inspiring the writers.

Make a Don Draper’s Manhattan as you’re watching “Mad Men” here is the recipe…

Don Draper Drinking a Manhattan Cocktail on Mad Men

Don Draper Drinking a Manhattan Cocktail on Mad Men

Don Draper Mad Men Manhattan RecipeDon Draper’s Manhattan

2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 part Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 dash Orange Bitters

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

This Manhattan was created by top LA mixologist Damian Windsor, inspired by Don Draper of “Mad Men.” It is a twist of a the classic Manhattan using the spiciness of Basil Hayden’s. Perfect for an evening out or mixed up in the office for a mid afternoon treat like the men of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Aaron Staton who plays the role of Ken Cosgrove on Mad Men

Aaron Staton who plays the role of Ken Cosgrove on Mad Men

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Michael Gladis who plays the role of Paul Kinsey on Mad Men

Michael Gladis who plays the role of Paul Kinsey on Mad Men

One Response to “Mad Men Cocktails and Basil Hayden’s Bourbon”

  1. Brendan

    Odd that they give a recipe for a Don Draper Manhattan, since Don’s bourbon based beverage of choice is an Old Fashioned. At least through season 4, I’ve never seen him drink a Manhattan.