As perhaps the only human being in the western world I don't get Mad Men - as in have tried, but have not caught the bug. However the impact the series have on pop culture - and the interest it sparks in certain classic cocktails is fine with me.
I like the occasional Old Fashioned and it's fun to play with.
What caught my eye when I spotted the Donny Draper was the sassafras syrup. I love root beer which is quite hard to come by in Denmark in a good quality.
So I set about getting some dried cut up sassafras root and was success full at the online store that supplies me with china bark for home made tonic water.
I followed the recipe for the syrup from this recipe for the Donny Draper and then I was ready to mix:
- 3 barspoons of sassafras syrup
- 3 dashes of Peychaud's bitter
- 6 cl rye whiskey - I used Pikeville
Very simple and very complex as the ice melts - sort of like the world as we know it.