By Nakisha Williams
Updated April 05, 2013 at 10:14 PM EDT
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Mad Men returns this Sunday (AMC at 9/8c) with a special 2-hour premiere. Is the honeymoon over for Mr. and Mrs. Draper? Is Peggy better off now that she’s left Sterling Cooper? Is Roger still tripping? We need answers. We need a drink!

Mix up one of these retro libations and join us.

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Whiskey, bourbon, rum — you name it, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has knocked it back, but his signature cocktail is the classic Old Fashion.

Don’s Old Fashioned


• 1 1/2 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon

• 2 dashes bitters dissolved in water

• 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Preparation: In an old-fashioned glass, combine sugar and bitters. Add bourbon and ice, and stir gently. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

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Spoiler alert! In the season 6 premiere, Megan Draper (Jessica Paré) is seen sipping a Blue Hawiian.

The Blue Hawaiian


•3/4 oz. light rum

• 3/4 oz. vodka

• 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

• 3 oz. pineapple juice

• 1 oz. sweet & sour six

Preparation: Combine all ingredients over ice in a hurricane glass and mix well. Garnish with a slice of pineapple, a cherry, and a cocktail umbrella.

Next: Write On

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Series creator Matthew Weiner once told that he keeps a bottle of Basil Hayden’s in the writer’s room.

Basil Hayden’s Mad-hattan


• 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

• 3/4 parts Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery

• 3 Maraschino cherries

• 1 dash orange bitters

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange twist.

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