A Madtini evening with Jack Daniels: Lynchburg Lemonade

Jack Daniels - Lynchburg LemonadeCheck out other great cocktails on the Jack Daniels web site


  • 1 part Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskey
  • 1 part sour mix
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 4 parts lemon-lime soda


Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Stir and add the lemon-lime soda. Add slices of lemon, and garnish with a lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

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A Wild Irish Rose and a Man on a Mission

Wild Irish Rose

Wild Irish Rose

Discovered a new blog today One year. 365 cocktails published by Mark Vierthaler out of Dodge City, KS. He’s currently on Day 71 of a mission to make a cocktail a day for 365 days. I’m just starting to explore the awesome drinks he’s published including this great drink from April 9, The Wild Irish Rose. All it look was one look at the delicious looking picture for the team at Madtini labs to head for the Irish Whiskey supply.


  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 2 oz soda water

Pour all the ingredients into a rocks glass half-filled with ice cubes and stir.

Cheers to a Man on a 365 day cocktail mission!

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving – The Canadian Stone Fence… Cocktail of the Week #9 –

week9_stonefenceIt’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and we’re just waking up from a traditional post turkey coma-nap. This year, at Madtini World Headquarters we decided to skip the traditional oven-baked bird, and prepared a delicious turkey pizza (photos here) – you can see all the delicious details here. But, of course we couldn’t ignore our self-appointed duty to provide the people of the internet with our weekly cocktail recommendation.

A quick Google search brought us to this list of cocktails assembled specifically for Canadian Thanksgiving. We were sold on the ‘Canadian Stone Fence’ when we saw that it included delicious Apple Cider.

So, its not going to be easy, but now it’s just a matter of staying awake until tonight’s episode. Remember today is all about the Turkey and not the Duck (for the love of god Peggy, smarten up!!)

The Canadian Stone Fence Cocktail (makes one cocktail)

  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz Canadian Club (Canadian whisky)
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup

Mix all the ingredients with cracked ice in a shaker or blender. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Cheers and take a moment to be thankful, but first pass those turkey leftovers over here buddy!

The Classic Manhattan – #Madtini Featured Cocktail for Week 2 of Mad Men Season 3

Preparing to make the Classic Manhattan

Preparing to make the Classic Manhattan

Mmmmm the Manhattan…. or maybe I should call it the Madhattan… is one of my favourite cocktails. Perhaps not as trendy currently as the Martini or the Cosmopolitan it’s still a classic and was a favourite in the 1960s.

Depending on where you find your recipe the Manhattan is made with whiskey, rye whiskey, Canadian whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, bourbon or even scotch. Personally, I’ve always favoured the Manhattan as made with Jack Daniels (Tennessee whiskey) and that’s what @RandyMatheson and I are making tonight. The classic Manhattan – whiskey, sweet vermouth and a maraschino cherry to garnish. Yum!

Served in a cocktail (martini) glass it’s sure to bring you right into the spirit of the Sterling-Cooper offices ;)

Classic Manhattan

2.5 ounces whiskey
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura® Bitters
1 Maraschino cherry

In a mixing glass combine whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters with 2 or 3 ice cubes stirring gently so as not to bruise the spirits and cloud the mixture.

Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry and a curl of orange peel if desired.