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Orange Gin Fizz: A Modern Classic for Your 'Mad Men'-Inspired Emmy Party

Orange Gin Fizz: A Modern Classic for Your 'Mad Men'-Inspired Emmy Party, via
The 2012 Emmy Awards are September 23rd, and what better way to celebrate than with a retro-themed Mad Men party? You’ll need some season 5 guest stars like Cool Whip, Bugles, and Heinz baked beans, plus modern takes on 60′s classics like dip, deviled eggs, and baked Alaska. For drinks, you’ll want something sophisticated. Give your favorite old-fashioned cocktails an update with fresh ingredients and a modern twist. Or try this orange gin fizz! It’s packed with flavor and depth thanks to the fresh-squeezed orange juice and orange zest. Sweet and fizzy, it’s just the thing to get your Emmy party started.

Orange Gin Fizz: A Modern Classic for Your 'Mad Men'-Inspired Emmy Party, via

Orange Gin Fizz
makes one drink 

2 ounces gin
2 ounces fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 x 4″ section of orange zest
soda water
orange slices for garnish

In an ice-filled shaker, combine the gin, orange juice, and sugar, and shake vigorously. Pour into a collins glass over ice. Top off with soda water, and add a slice of orange and a twist of zest.

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