For the return of Mad Men on April 13th, the folks at Jim Beam have stacked up one of their personal heroes, Jim Beam Black, against Mad Men’s leading Man, Don Draper. The similarities are striking and pretty entertaining as well. Jim Beam Black is a no brainer for tonight’s premiere, the whiskey is smooth and complex, just like the characters of the show. If you are not a whiskey neat or on the rocks kind of person we have included some great Jim Beam Black recipes for you to try below.
As the premiere of Mad Men kicks off tonight keep in mind you can watch Mad Men streaming free online after the premiere on AMC’s website with the proper cable credentials.
Don Draper vs. Jim Beam Black:
SOME MAD MEN COCKTAILS TO ENJOY FOR THE MAD MEN PREMIER TONIGHT
Don’s Old Fashioned
- 1 ½ parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon
- 2 dashes bitters
- Orange slice
- Lemon wedge
Preparation: In an old-fashioned glass, place 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 2 dashes bitters dissolved in water. Fill with ice. Pour 1-1/2 parts Jim Beam® Bourbon; add cherry, orange slice and lemon wedge.
The Mad Man Manhattan
- 2 parts Jim Beam Black®
- 1 part Averna
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
Preparation: Garnish with cherry
Sterling’s Smooth & Sour
- 2 parts Jim Beam Black® Bourbon
- 1 part amaretto liqueur
- 1 part triple sec
- 2 parts sour mix
- 2 parts lemon-lime soda
Preparation: Serve shaken in a tall glass with cracked ice. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon.