Don & Betty

Don & Betty

Nelson’s Green Brier® Tennessee Whiskey 45.5% alc/vol ©2023 Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Nashville, TN

One of television’s most iconic drinkers, Mad Men’s Don Draper, was frequently seen with an Old Fashioned in hand – and always garnished with a cherry and orange slice. Here, we’ve opted to use the fruit as a sweetener and use a minimalist approach on the garnish. The final product is a bright, citrusy and spirit-forward Old Fashioned sure to impress Don Draper himself.

Creator: Kevin Dolson

2 oz Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee
Barspoon of brown sugar
Orange slice
Luxardo cherry
1 dash aromatic bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Place orange slice and cherry in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add brown sugar and bitters and muddle gently to combine. Add whiskey and ice and stir until chilled. Fine strain into a rocks glass over one large cube or sphere. Express the oils from an orange peel over the top of the drink and insert peel into the drink.