Thursday, July 14, 2011

A mad, mad, mad men cocktail

In honor of the 19 Emmy nominations bestowed upon Mad Men, here's an authentic 1960s-era cocktail. Perfect for a Mad Men marathon or Emmy Awards viewing.

Applejack Rabbit
Originally published in Gourmet in December 1965

Cracked ice
2 ounces apple brandy (we used Calvados)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Half fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and pour over it the apple brandy, the lemon juice, and maple syrup. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

I had planned a different Calvados cocktail for Bastille Day today, but ran out of time to concoct and photograph it. I'll bring it out later in the summer. Happy Mad Men viewing! And joyeux Quatorze Juillet or in other words, happy Bastille Day!

1 comment:

  1. Apple brandy & maple syrup? - Sounds so east coast/New England, I'll definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing.


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