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Sunday night we all found out what Don Draper and friends have been up to since the end of season five. If you’re a fan of Mad Men (and who isn’t now that you can watch practically the entire series on Netflix Instant Streaming?) you were glad — as we were — to return to the world of Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce and All…That…Drinking.
Last May over at BadassDigest.com, Bill Norris asked the million dollar question: Why has the gang never wasted away in Margaritaville? He writes, “it’s impossible to find a reference to a Margarita…an omission that seems glaring because the cocktail was certainly well known by at least the mid-1950s and would nicely serve as a character divide between the older generation and the young, between the buttoned down, crisp suit drinkers of whiskey and the batik clad, paisley tie new generation, unafraid of Mexican spirits and a burst of lime.”
Norris corrects this oversight by giving us “Cocktails with MAD MEN: The Margarita” — everything you always wanted to know about the tequila-based drink but were afraid to ask — and even allows that “for some palates the classic recipes will be slightly too tart. Go ahead and add a bar spoon or two of simple syrup or, better, agave nectar cut down with water in a 2-1 ratio.”
So there you have it. Agave nectar/syrup and Don Draper all in one blog post. Sweet.