Start writing
Share this Story
List View
On
Off

Mad Men: 20 Classic cocktails that will never go out of style

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

#1/21:

Mad Men-inspired drinks

AMC
#1/21:

Mad Men-inspired drinks

After seven amazing seasons, Mad Men is coming to an end. Celebrate the series finale with one of these Don Draper-approved classic cocktails — or go with a modern version in keeping with the changing times. Your call.

#3/21:

Ginger old-fashioned

#3/21:

Ginger old-fashioned

This updated version of the classic is flavored with fresh ginger, clementine and brandied cherries.

#4/21:

Manhattan

#4/21:

Manhattan

With just three ingredients plus garnish, this simple cocktail is a classic for a reason.

#5/21:

Mexihattan

#5/21:

Mexihattan

Tequila, mescal, chipotle powder — this homage to the classic Manhattan is anything but boring.

#6/21:

Gin martini

#6/21:

Gin martini

Made with London dry gin and dry vermouth, this classic cocktail means business.

#7/21:

Vesper martini

#7/21:

Vesper martini

This James Bond-created cocktail is the perfect blend of gin, vodka and Lillet.

#8/21:

Sazerac

#8/21:

Sazerac

This classic cocktail, by way of New Orleans, has an intriguing anise flavor, originally from absinthe.

#9/21:

Sidecar

#9/21:

Sidecar

Citrusy and sweet, this cognac-based cocktail is as elegant as they come.

#10/21:

Daiquiri

#10/21:

Daiquiri

Forget the strawberries — this classic drink is kept simple with rum, lime juice and simple syrup.

#11/21:

Gimlet

#11/21:

Gimlet

A simple drink of lime, gin and simple syrup, this cocktail deserves a place at any home bar.

#12/21:

Negroni

#12/21:

Negroni

Charmingly bitter yet balanced and smooth, the Negroni is a bold classic.

#13/21:

Screwdriver

#13/21:

Screwdriver

It doesn't get simpler than the screwdriver, first written about in the late '30s and wildly popular during the '60s.

#14/21:

White Russian

#14/21:

White Russian

This creamy cocktail is dangerously smooth — you'll wind up having more than one.

#15/21:

Greyhound

#15/21:

Greyhound

Grapefruit juice makes this tart two-ingredient cocktail utterly refreshing.

#16/21:

The aviation

#16/21:

The aviation

This lovely cocktail gets its hue from crème de violette and looks perfectly pretty in a classic coupe or martini glass.

#17/21:

French 75

#17/21:

French 75

It doesn't get fancier than the French 75, made with Champagne or the sparkling wine of your choice.

#18/21:

Mai tai

#18/21:

Mai tai

Popularized on the West Coast in the '50s, I can imagine Megan sipping a mai tai at a Hollywood soiree.

#19/21:

Whiskey sour

#19/21:

Whiskey sour

Tart and sweet, this flavor-packed drink does a dangerously good job of masking the bite of whiskey.

#20/21:

Dark 'n' stormy

#20/21:

Dark 'n' stormy

This dark rum and ginger beer drink is just the thing for any ruggedly masculine party guests.

#21/21:

The Tom Collins

#21/21:

The Tom Collins

Tall and refreshing, this sparkling gin cocktail goes down almost too easily.

Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started