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A Mad Men Old Fashioned Inspired Cocktail Recipe

Get ready for Mad Men final episodes with the BusyBeeBlogger Old Fashioned Cocktail made with Sia Scotch Whisky

Maybe it is because all of us here at BusyBeeBlogger have been binge watching Mad Men getting ready for the end of the series, but we have been enjoying a little bit of the brown tinted spirits. Our new drink of choice is most definitely inspired by Don Draper, and his affinity for the Old Fashioned cocktail. Our version involves woman owned Sia Scotch Whisky, a small batch whisky that gives other women entrepreneurs a hand up.

Busy Bee Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

1 1/2 ounces of Sia Scotch Whisky
1/2 orange cut into chunks and frozen
Dash of Angostura bitters (if you have them)

This recipe came out of having too many oranges in the house that were not going to be eaten in time. We had to slice all of the peels off of them and freeze what we could. Luckily for us, the large slices and chunks of oranges inspired our new cocktail. Old Fashioned Cocktails traditionally have a slice of fresh orange and a cherry for flavor and garnish. Adding the frozen oranges added the flavor needed to the scotch whisky and does not water down the cocktail as they thaw.

If you want a little more fun with this twist on the classic cocktail you can add a few leaves of mint in with frozen oranges and muddle before adding the Sia whisky.

So as your getting ready for the farewell season of Mad Men to begin this April make sure to get out the good glasses. Throw some oranges in the freezer and make yourself a Busy Bee Old Fashioned Cocktail. We would love to see what snacks you pair with our new cocktail, tag us on social media and show us!

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  1. I’ve never watched the show, but I’m gonna give it a shot. If it’s good, you know once the show is over, I’m going to spend a month simply watching and catching up. I watched like 8 seasons of Oz in like a week. Non-stop! LOL.

  2. I love a great muddled cocktail and a Mad Men inspired one to boot takes the cake! I love the mint idea. Sounds so refreshing…this “retired” bartender is going to add this to her drink arsenal!

  3. Yesssss can’t wait for Mad Men to come back! Sad it’s going to be over, but Don couldn’t do dirt THAT much longer could he? Love the drink idea… sounds like the perfect sipping potion :-)

  4. Looks delish! Can’t wait for a stiff drink and to break out my vintage styled wardrobe for this last season!

  5. That drink looks yummy! I will definitely add this to my recipe list.