The Drinks of Mad Men - cont.
The recipes and proportions are direct from AMC's site. Continued from Page 1.
- 1 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
- 1 oz milk
The odd spy case nothwithstanding, the White Russian is a drink whose name probably elicited quite some emotion in the times of the Cold War. Pulled a minor change in substituting whole milk for heavy cream. As such, it's 173 calories and 50% effient, though this is a dense drink -- the Mad Men serving size is less than a double shot.
- 2 oz vodka
- 4 oz orange juice
Quite the classic, in part because it can be prepared with a mixer that is already in many people's homes. The screwdriver checks in at 184 calories and 70% efficiency. It allegedly gets its name from Americans working in an Iranian oil factory in the 50s who would pour vodka into cans of OJ and stir with their screwdrivers.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp horseradish
- 4 oz tomato (V8) or clamato juice
- 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
- Celery salt
- Fresh ground pepper
How about that for detail -- Thanks AMC! Surely the pre-mixed Bloody Marys we see today don't have that sort of TLC in their preparation. Just running the numbers on the vodka and tomato juice yields 80% efficiency, 122 calories and 3 days' worth of sodium intake.
- 2 oz bourbon
- 8 sprigs of mint
- 1 tsp of sugar
The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Basically, it's bourbon that's been a bit watered down with ice and a little bit of sugar. This version is 160 calories and 90% efficient, but I highly doubt the ladies in their fancy hats at the Derby are drinking this Mint Julep. Adding more sugar and perhaps some water would make this much more palatable.