Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mad for Red Lipstick and Vodka Gimlets

Dearest Readers,

We have not forgotten about you, we have been on holiday, basking in the sun and drinking our fair share of Dark and Stormy cocktails.

Fortunately, anticipation of the premier of Season 4 of Mad Men has beckoned us indoors, and we must share our delight and excitement with you.  First of all, we love Mad Men.  We are obsessed with Mad Men.  And this Sunday is the Premier!  Finally!  Our Sundays will have purpose again!

We plan on heading to the Oak Room this Sunday to watch the premier - we've heard they will be serving Bloody Bulls - a proper Bloody Mary with a meatball garnish.  Smashing.

Look for us, we will be wearing this:

For the more committed fans, AMC is throwing a premier party in Times Square.  Perhaps you could be convinced to enter the Costume Contest.  Reminder: get elbow length gloves dry cleaned. 

Joanie. We adore you. We would drink Manhattans with  you any day!

But today, we will drink in anticipation:

The Vodka Gimlet

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Recipe via the New York Times

or perhaps:

Pepper Martini

2 cups Plymouth gin, divided
4 tablespoons dry Sherry (such as La Ina or Tio Pepe), divided
8 teaspoons pepper jelly, divided
4 teaspoons orange bitters (such as Regans' No. 6), divided
Ice cubes
8 Tomolives

Combine 1/2 cup gin, 1 tablespoon Sherry, 2 teaspoons pepper jelly, and 1 teaspoon orange bitters in cocktail shaker. Fill with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 Martini glasses. Repeat 3 times for 6 more drinks. Garnish each with 1 Tomolive and serve.

Recipie via Bon Appetit

We also recommend this article about the show's liquor styling by prop guru Gay Perello.

Oh Don Draper, we've missed you.  In honor of your return we will make you a Butter Tree.

image via Vanity Fair

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