Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's Martini Time

Its Friday, we've survived the week and its time for cocktails.

In the spirit of my postings about Mad Men and its strong style influences, I thought we should consider cocktails from that era: Martinis.

From a 1956
Professional Mixing Guide, here is a "Classic" (Dry) Martini:

2/3 Dry Gin
1/3 Dry Vermouth
Stir in cracked ice, strain into a cocktail glass dressed with olive or pearl onions.
Twist lemon peel over top.

If Gin isn't your spirit of choice, perhaps you prefer rum. Here is a recipe from the same 1956
Professional Mixing Guide for a fun-sounding drink called Between-the-Sheets:

1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Puerto Rican or Cuban Rum (Gold Label)
1/2 oz. Triple sec
1/2 oz. Brandy
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Everything you see featured here is available at under the Mad Men category or at

Enjoy your cocktails. Enjoy your weekend. Cheers!

No comments: