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Jackson Cannon behind the bar at The Hawthorne (Dan Mauzy/WBUR)
Jackson Cannon behind the bar at The Hawthorne (Dan Mauzy/WBUR)

This Sunday brings the long-awaited return of "Mad Men" — the AMC show that sets Madison Avenue advertisers amidst a sea of cigarette smoke, adultery and whiskey. And vodka. And gin.

But if you're looking for a cocktail party before your martini-themed "Mad Men" party this weekend, you're in luck. Monday night the Commonwealth Hotel's bar The Hawthorne is hosting a cocktail competition to anoint the next great mixologist.

We met up with Hawthorne bar manager Jackson Cannon for more on the renaissance of the classic cocktail in Boston. He started by explaining that the "Mad Men" era was not exactly the cocktail's heyday.

Guest:

  • Jackson Cannon, bar manager at The Hawthorne

This segment aired on March 19, 2012.

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