The Women On Mad Men Drank Just As Much As The Men and Here's The Proof
These ladies can drink!
But what about the women? In a time where breaking into the corporate world meant you were a secretary and when pregnancy was referred to as " a condition", the women of Mad Men proved that drinking wasn't a just man's game. Here are 7 cocktails we saw the women of Mad Men drinking over the last 7 seasons.
When Peggy Olson made her move to break into the boy's club of Sterling Cooper, whiskey was her way in. She thought that drinking with the boys would earn their respect, have them see her as an equal and get her an ad position. As she moved up the corporate ladder, her office bar began to grow, and a glass of Canadian Club whisky was her de-stress technique.
We saw a very young and naïve Peggy downing Brandy Alexanders and complaining of them not being sweet enough in the first season.
Mai Tais and Blue Hawaiians
A favorite of Don's second wife, Megan, and his department store heiress fling, Rachel Menken.
Betty served these at Sally's birthday party in the first season, and the Southern cocktail made a delicious cameo in the third season's "My Old Kentucky Home."
Concerned about social norms, we see Betty drowning her frustrations in Tom Collinses throughout the series. As a perfect example of Sally being buried in her parents' vices, she is provided with instructions of make the perfect Tom Collins by Don at dinner party in season 2.
Found on the boardroom tables for morning meets at the office and a staple during Draper Sunday mornings.
Betty shows her love of gimlets, a good portion of vodka cut with a touch of sweetness and citrus. She even decides to unsuccessfully pair them with Lobster Newburg.