Mad Men Is Back: Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Tells Us How to Drink Like Don Draper
|Geoffrey Zakarian tells us how to drink like a Mad Man.|
Turns out Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian loves Mad Men too. The chef/owner of Tudor House in South Beach and Lambs Club and the National in New York enjoys the show for its style and cocktails. We spoke with Zakarian about what cocktails the dysfunctional staff of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce drank back in 1966 and what we need to host the ultimate Mad Men watch party.
New Times: This season of Mad Men takes place in 1966. Can you tell us some of the cocktails that Don Draper and Roger Sterling would be drinking? And what would Joan Holloway and Betty Draper drink?
Geoffrey Zakarian: The ladies would be drinking sparkling wine or champagne cocktails. The men would be downing gin martinis, whiskey and 7, or a Tom Collins.
Gin, vodka, Scotch, rye, sparkling wine, bloody mary mix, Collins mix, soda, tonic, lemon, lime, bitters, sugar cubes, and Tabasco.
What food should we serve at our Mad Men watch party that would have been served at a '60s cocktail party?
Angels on horseback (bacon-wrapped oysters), vol-au-vent (puff pastry) with chicken, smoked salmon on rye with cornichons, and deviled eggs.
What are three Mad Men cocktails we should be drinking?
3 oz. Woodford Reserve
4 each macerated cherries
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Stir with ice gently, strain into martini glass, and garnish with macerated cherries.
2 oz. basil-infused Beefeater gin
.5 oz. St. Germain liqueur
.75 oz. house-made sour mix
Shake all ingredients with ice; garnish with sliced cucumber.
2 parts fresh mandarin juice
1 part fresh ginger juice
1 part high-quality dark rum
1 part St. Germain liqueur
Watch Geoffrey Zakarian make a Mad Man cocktail for Jimmy Fallon:
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