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Happy Hour: Classy Like Bourbon

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There’s still no word on when Mad Men Season 3 will be out on DVD (sigh), but the distant promise of new episodes has got me all fired up already. And if anything oozes classy, old-school sophistication like Mad Men, it’s a bourbon cocktail — served up or on ice, you can’t go wrong with one of these in your hand.

If you haven’t ventured into the magical world of bourbon yet, this is a good place to start:

Thompson’s book is full of cocktail recipe ideas, food pairing suggestions, and a tidy history of all things bourbon. Mix at home for a truly knockout nightcap, or order out for the ultimate first impression. And for your tasting pleasure, here’s my bourbon cocktail of choice:

The Rhodie
• 2 ounces bourbon
• 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon juice
• 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
• 2 ounces lemonade
Fill a shaker with ice, add ingredients, shake thoroughly, and serve up.

[$10, Amazon]

[via Cool Material]