Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Recipe For . . .


. . . Cocoa Old Fashioned.

Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Holloway and the rest of Mad Men's motley crew return for the fifth season in a two-hour premiere on March 25.

This is big and you'll need to celebrate with a very special cocktail.

Sepia's incredibly talented mixologist Josh Pearson puts his spin on the classic Old Fashioned—which also happens to be Don Draper's signature sipper—and of course I've got that recipe for you:

Cocoa Old Fashioned

Infuse 1/4 cup of roasted cocoa nibs in one bottle of rye whiskey. Leave for 24 hours. Strain off cocoa nibs.

Muddle 1/2 orange wheel with two brandied cherries.

Add ice, 2.5 oz infused whiskey, dash of simple syrup and a dash of angostura bitters. Stir for 30 seconds.

Garnish with orange flag.

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