“Mad Men” Premiere Party Cocktails and Viewing Party at Whiskey Park

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The fifth season finale of “Mad Men” left viewers with an image of Don Draper seated at a bar, deliberating over staying true to his wife or pursuing a couple of young ladies. On Sunday, April 7th, beginning at 8pm, Gerber Group’s Whiskey Park invites you to take Don’s seat at the bar to watch the action unfold at the Mad Men” Season Premiere Viewing Party

Guests are encouraged to dress to impress – perhaps in wardrobes inspired by a prep school Pete Campbell, a crisp, double-breasted jacket like Roger Sterling’s, a demure and feminine Betty Francis, a modern and chic Megan Draper, or a seductive Joan Holloway-Harris.  Guests can re-live the swinging sixties while watching the Season 6 premiere and dancing to an eclectic mix of old-school jazz, classic rock ‘n’ roll and electronica.

Enjoy a drink and delve into Don’s boozy world of advertising with The Whiskey, or woo your clients with something flashy like Pete’s Midnight Manhattan that’s sure to strike a deal.  Order Betty’s refreshing Coconut Basil Gimlet, or raise a glass to Peggy’s new job with a joyous Strawberry Mojito.

Additionally, fans of the show should prepare to put their special knowledge of the world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to the test.  Guests will have a chance to answer “Mad Men” trivia questions to win a $50 gift card that can be used at any of Gerber Group’s locations.

In case you’d rather stay home to celebrate the premiere, below are some cocktails to keep you tipsy throughout the night…

APPLE CIDER SIDECAR – Whiskey Park (100 Central Park Ave.)

Apple Cider Side Car
Apple Cider Side Car

1.5oz Remy Martin VSOP

1 ounce Cointreau

1 ounce lemon juice

1 shot glass of Crispin Apple Cider

Shake and top off with the cider. Serve in a martini glass. Rim with cinnamon sugar and garnish with an orange twist.

The stigma surrounding Pete Campbell’s hard-fought partnership still leaves him on the sidelines, but he chooses a drink with classic sophistication to emphasize his confidence and charisma to level the playing field amongst the partners.



The Silver Fox Fizz
The Silver Fox Fizz

2 ounces BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin

¾ ounce lemon juice

½ ounce orgeat syrup (syrup made from almonds, sugar and rose or orange flower water)

1 egg white

Soda to taste

DISARONNO to taste

In a flute glass, build ingredients. Top generously with DISARONNO.

Smoldering silver fox Roger Sterling plays hooky from work and attracts covetable attention while drinking this suave egg white concoction.


MOON BLOSSOM – Koi SoHo (246 Spring Street)

Moon Blossom
Moon Blossom

1 ½ ounces Absolut Acai

¾ ounce lemon simple

¼ ounce lychee puree

Shake ingredients and strain over ice in 9 ounce glass.  Top with Moon Rabbit Sparkling Sake.

Travel abroad from the comfort of Bert Cooper’s office with Japanese delicacies that are not only pleasing to the most discerning palates, but stimulating to the senses as well.  Just don’t forget to take off your socks before entering!


BIRDS OF PARADISE – Havana Central (151 West 46th Street)

Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise

2 ounces Don Julio Blanco

1 ounce passion fruit puree

1 wheel lime, freshly squeezed (juice only)

Splash Chambord liquor

In a mixing glass, add Don Julio, Passion Fruit Puree, fresh squeezed lime wheel & ice (fold and squeeze a lime wheel into mixing glass). Shake hard. Rim a chilled martini glass with sugar. Strain into martini glass. Sink Chambord to the bottom of the glass by pouring from the side of the glass. Garnish with lime wheel or orange wedge.

With this tropical elixir in hand, Joan Holloway sashays through the bar in a fashionable, sexy shift dress that accentuates her desirable figure and dances the night away with a rumba.




Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito

2 medium strawberries

3 lime wedges

1 teaspoon sugar

5 mint leaves

2 ounces Bacardi Limon

Splash of soda water

Splash of MBC Sour Mix

Muddle two strawberries, lime wedges, sugar, and mint leaves in a rocks glass.  Add remaining ingredients, then garnish with a strawberry on the rim.



Midnight Manhattan
Midnight Manhattan

1 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve

1 oz. Grand Marnier

½ oz. White Cranberry Juice

Splash of Fresh Lime Juice

Splash of Simple Syrup

Served Up or on the Rocks, garnish with a stemless cherry.



Coconut Basil Gimlet
Coconut Basil Gimlet

2 ounces CÎROC Coconut

1 ¼ ounces fresh Sour mix

¼ ounce fresh lime juice

¼ ounce simple syrup

1 large basil leaf

In a mixing glass, combine ingredients.  Add ice, cover and shake well. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass, then garnish with a basil sprig.


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