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A Sexy Spirit To Kick-Off Mad Men's Fourth SeasonBy Julie Fishman
After a year long cliffhanger that left Don Draper's career, marriage and ego on the brink of implosion, Mad Men's fourth season premieres this Sunday at 10/9c on AMC. If the ruthless world of Madison Avenue advertising drives you to drink like the characters on the show, we suggest watching with a glass full of “The Sweep,” a not-your-average-rum-and-coke cocktail designed for Glo by the bartenders at L.A.'s The Parlor.
After back-to-back Best Drama Emmy wins, this sexy, sleek and oh-so scandalous series, starring the equally hot Jon Hamm and January Jones, is back and ready to blow the top off our perception of 1960s America. Will Draper rebound and become a leading ad man again? As long as he keeps taking his shirt off, we're not really concerned, and given his wanton ways, we bet he'll be showing skin all the way to Emmy number three.
Just like Hamm and Jones's relationship on the show, this week's drink is sweet, sour and irresistible.
2 oz. Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum
1 oz. Cream
3 oz. Coke
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake twice and pour into a highball glass filled with ice.
With locations in Santa Monica and Hollywood, The Parlor is part sports bar and part scotch Mecca, with the largest selection of the spirit on the West coast.
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Even Don Draper would approve of this sweet-and-sour cocktail, fit for the ad exec himself.Carin Baer/AMC