Eat and Drink 'Mad Men' cocktails By SARA KARL and LAUREN HOLTER/Special to amNewYork April 11, 2014 11:40 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email For 'Mad Men' fans, the end of 10 long months of waiting might be reason enough for a drink -- and where better to have it than P.J. Clarke's, one of New York's most storied watering holes? The famous bar is also a favorite of the on-screen Sterling Cooper staff. As the show marks the beginning of the end of an era, we asked Gerry Biggins, P.J. Clarke's resident quick-witted Irish bartender, to share his recipes for some classic, 'Mad Men'-esque cocktails with us. Old Fashioned Photo Credit: Flickr/preater Originally called a whiskey cocktail, this classic obtained its new name during its prime in the 1800s. The earliest known description of the newly-named “Old Fashioned” was in 1886. Classic Old Fashioned: One jigger bourbon Four dashes bitters Two sugar cubes Splash club soda Orange wedge & maraschino cherry finish *Serve over ice and heated conversation Tom Collins Photo Credit: Flickr/pwkpwkpwk Though popular in the decades after Prohibition, this gin cocktail was named after a notorious hoax in 1874. The prank involved telling a friend that you just heard someone named Tom Collins saying nasty and libelous things about you. The friend then runs all over town searching for a Tom Collins who doesn’t exist. Tommy Collins: Two Parts Brooklyn Gin One Part Maraschino Liqueur One Part Simple Syrup Finish With Lemon Juice & Club Soda *Best served in a Collins glass and in the company of an old friend Sidecar Photo Credit: Flickr/Juan Barahona Legend has it an American army captain in Paris who liked to ride in a motorcycle sidecar invented this cocktail in the 1920s. But some say the name comes from what bartenders call "sidecar" -- the leftover liquor they pour into shot glasses. Patrick Joseph Clarke Sidecar: 2 parts cognac 1 part cointreau Top with fresh lemon juice & a lemon twist *Shake well and serve after the delivery of a proper toast By SARA KARL and LAUREN HOLTER/Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.