Drink like the Pros: Mad Men-Worthy Cocktail Recipes from Top Business Influencers

by Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe

What are the world's top business influencers thinking about during the summer? Well, cocktails, mostly. LinkedIn just came out with their influencer Summer Guide, where top thought leaders posted their insights into how to make the most of the summer months. In addition to the usual networking and work-related tips, a surprising amount of business leaders supplied cocktail recipes - because, honestly, a drink at the end of a long hot day is motivation to push through the work week.

Check out what the LinkedIn influencers are sipping at 5 o'clock, and mix one of these babies up before (or on?) your next date.

Click the drink names to view the full recipes on LinkedIn.

THE UPTOWN SOUR Marcus Samuelsson, Chef

Drink Like the Pros: Mad Men-Worthy Cocktail Recipes from Top Business InfluencersIngredients:
1 1/2 oz. Alibi Blended Whiskey
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Ramazotti Amaro
1/2 oz. honey syrup
2 dashes aromatic bitters

Directions:
1. Shake and strain over fresh ice into rocks glass and spoon drizzle on top with 1/2 oz. of a Malbec or Merlot.
2. Serve immediately.

THE MARISSA MAYERITA Shane Atchison, CEO at Possible

"Everyone knows Marissa has really shaken things up at Yahoo, but a gentle stir also makes for a delicious Mayerita."
Drink Like the Pros: Mad Men-Worthy Cocktail Recipes from Top Business InfluencersDrink Like the Pros: Mad Men-Worthy Cocktail Recipes from Top Business Influencers
THE PERFECT SUMMER MARTINI John C Abell, LinkedIn Senior Editor

"The perfect martini is exactly three things: Gin, vermouth and tender loving care. It's a cooling tonic in the summer and a warming hearth-side companion in winter and a loyal friend you shouldn't abandon in spring and fall.

Though the perfect martini is comprised of few ingredients, it does require lots of attention to detail. There are two rules:

1. Keep everything very cold
2. Disturb the gin

GIN COCKTAIL Linda Descano, Managing Director at Citi

"My all-time favorite is what I call "The Inexhale" in honor of the fitness trainer, Liz, who coaches at a fitness program of the same name and suggested it.

Muddle cucumber in the bottom of a shaker. Add a shot of Hendrick's gin (optional) and a splash of cranberry juice. Shake with ice and strain into a pint glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer to taste. Garnish with a cucumber slice - or three."

SUMMER SLING (WITH BOURBON) Michael Fertick, CEO at Reputation.com

Drink Like the Pros: Mad Men-Worthy Cocktail Recipes from Top Business InfluencersDrink Like the Pros: Mad Men-Worthy Cocktail Recipes from Top Business Influencers"It's bourbon, sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier and lime juice. This delightful - dry! - concoction is perfect for a hot day and those that like a refreshing tartness (though another, equally good, sweeter option with the Kentucky theme is the mint julep)."

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