Are you the kind of person who wants to drown their sorrows over Mad Men coming to a close? Well, take your cue from Don Draper, Betty, Joan and Roger

Our 60s-loving hearts are breaking.

 

After eight years of trying to teach us how to be as cool as Don Draper, Mad Men – the drama set in Manhattan’s advertising industry in the 60s – is coming to an end.

 

Let’s face it, if we’ve learnt anything from Don it’s that the cool factor starts with a drink fetched by your secretary. Oh, and some ice.

 

To mentally prepare yourself for the end of Mad Men, here’s how to get inside Don Draper’s world through some of the character's favourite tipples...


Old Fashioned

This no-nonsense cocktail is Don’s drink of choice. This mix of whisky and bitters is for those that can handle their liquor – and then some. 

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Gimlet

We’ve all been there: you’ve just been through a not-so-amicable break up and then you bump into said ex while you’re both on a date. Well, step forward Betty, Don, the blonde and Harry Francis.

 

Who can blame Betty for knocking back a few too many vodka gimlets? We'd do it without the bad date.

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Whisky Sour

This whisky, lemon and lime combo is responsible for Lane’s father falling in love with Toni the waitress when taking his son and Don to the Playboy Club. Warning: this won't happen to everyone.

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Whisky Sour

Traveling Otter / CC-BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: travelingotter


Martini

If you're Roger, a martini is a drink to impress. While his standard order is vodka on the rocks, when he’s entertaining a client he switches to a vodka martini. 

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Martini

Colby Stopa / CC-BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: photographybycolby


Gibson

Roger is also quite partial to a gimlet and it doesn’t get much more refreshing, simple or classic than the mix of vodka and lime.

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Gibson

Edsel Little / CC-BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: edsel_


Ladies and gentlemen, it's the end of an era and it's time to raise your glass.

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Of course, history and an overwhelming stack of medical data shows that you should avoid imbibing with the devil-may-care attitude of Madison Avenue’s high-spirited fictitious characters. So please drink responsibly. For further information visit drinkaware.co.uk.