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Tag Archives: Mad Men

• Rich men drink more than anyone else…

Rich men drink more than anyone else…

Don Draper might be finishing his last cocktail this spring on “Mad Men,” but there’s still plenty of men in high-end suits ordering drinks. People with more education and higher socioeconomic status — generally white men — tend to drink more than others, according to a new study by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and […]

• Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an era to drink? Although the show celebrates classic cocktails, it is set in the ’60s, when mixed drinks were sliding into a sugary slump, says drinks historian David […]

• Drinking On The Job? Please Do, Say These Employers

Drinking On The Job? Please Do, Say These Employers

Drinking on the job? Some employers say they’re fine with that. In fact, some will even buy the booze, on the theory that a little tippling makes for a happier employee—and maybe, too, as a new study suggests, a more creative one. Those “Mad Men” of the ’60s may not have been so mad after […]

• Scotch sales in poor spirit as Britons soak up US whisky galore

Scotch sales in poor spirit as Britons soak up US whisky galore

New figures from drinks industry analysts show sales of bourbon booming in the UK at the expense of Scotch whisky as consumers get a taste for “exotic” brown spirits. Figures from International Wine and Spirits Research show bourbon sales in the UK rose by 25% between 2005 and 2009 and are forecast to increase by […]

• Way to test the mettle of a bartender: ask for a classic Sidecar

Way to test the mettle of a bartender: ask for a classic Sidecar

Not to sound too curmudgeonly but what is with all these wet-behind-the-ears bartenders who don’t know the classic drinks? Listen, I think it’s swell that the newest generation of hip bartenders know how to flame an orange peel or make roasted lavender infused gin, but unless you know the old school cocktails I just can’t […]

• Canadian Bartenders! Submit Cocktail Recipes To Tales of the Cocktail

Canadian Bartenders! Submit Cocktail Recipes To Tales of the Cocktail

For more than seven years now Tales of the Cocktail has been issuing a challenge to mixologists throughout the world to create the flavor of each year’s festivities with the official cocktail. Now as Tales of the Cocktail makes it’s way to Vancouver, the world’s premier cocktail festival is asking Canadian mixologists to share their […]

• Canadian whisky: It's called 'brown vodka' for a reason

Canadian whisky became known as rye (not to be confused with American rye whiskey, which has become so popular lately). When Don Draper orders rye on “Mad Men,” he’s actually ordering Canadian whisky.