Recipes: 'Mad Men' Inspired Cocktails

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Ever yearn to travel back to a time gone by, when men wore three-piece suits and skinny ties, when women wore femme frocks and scarlet lipstick?

There's a drink for that (a few, actually). And of course, there's a show that plays off that whole aesthetic: "Mad Men," the uber popular AMC drama about 1960s-era advertising executives, starring Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, and Elizabeth Moss, among others.

In addition to inspiring updated takes on early '60s fashion, "Mad Men" has trigged a cocktail renaissance: wave goodbye to the "Sex and the City" induced Cosmopolitan craze, welcome "Mad Men's" whiskey-based classic cocktails.

Below, recipes for three classic "Mad Men"-era cocktails, courtesy of Glenfiddich brand ambassador and whiskey maven Heather Greene. Watch the accompanying video for tips on how to make them.

Rob Roy

Ingredients: 2 parts Glenfiddich 12-year-old single malt whiskey (or comparable whiskey)
1 part sweet Italian vermouth
Dash of orange bitters
Orange peel

Directions: Pour all ingredients into large glass, add ice, stir, and strain into chilled martini glass. Add a twist of lemon.

Blood and Sand

Ingredients: 1 part Glenfiddich 12-year-old single malt whiskey (or comparable whiskey)
1 part orange juice (fresh squeezed, if available)
1 part Cherry Heering
1 part sweet Italian vermouth
Orange peel

Directions: Pour ingredients over ice and shake in a martini shaker. Serve neat in a chilled martini glass or on the rocks with a twist.

Old Fashioned (Don Draper's Drink)

Ingredients: 2 parts Glenfiddich 12-year-old single malt whiskey (or comparable whiskey)
1 Cube of Sugar
Dash of orange bitters
Dash of Angostura bitters
Splash of club soda
Orange peel

Directions: Drop sugar onto the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass. Add a splash of soda water and three dashes of each type of bitters to make a paste (use the bottom of the spoon to muddle). Add ice, orange peel and pour the whiskey over the contents of the glass. Serve with a fresh lemon or orange twist and a cocktail stirrer.

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