'Mad Men' Martini


'Mad Men' Martini

'Mad Men' Martini - Photo courtesy of the Algonquin Hotel

If you're looking for an authentic martini cocktail recipe from the 1960s, try this 'Mad Men' Martini recipe. The recipe comes from The Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York City and was enjoyed by the characters of the hit AMC show.


Serve in a small martini glass and put leftovers in a rocks glass.


This recipe is used by permission from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (Smart Pop, 2011).


Yields1 Drink


  • 1/8 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 1/2 ounces gin


  1. Fill a martini glass with water and large ice cubes (enough to keep it cold while mixing drink).
  2. Pour vermouth and gin into a mixing glass and stir.
  3. Pour ice and water out of martini glass. Pour martini from mixing glass into martini glass.

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