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His Mad Men character might drink whiskey, but Hamm has something else in mind

By K.c. Blumm
Updated December 19, 2014 01:00 AM
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JON HAMM
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His Mad Men character, Don Draper, may drink Canadian Club whiskey and Old Fashioneds, but Jon Hamm has other ideas for what should be in a cocktail named after his tortured ’60s ad exec character.

Skip the gin and vodka – a mixed drink named after Don Draper would contain “misery, disappointment and ice,” the 43-year-old said backstage at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards Thursday night.

With the final seven episodes of the AMC hit set to air in the spring, Hamm (who won the PEOPLE Magazine Award for Television Performance of the Year – Actor) clearly has mixed feelings about saying goodbye to the man he played for seven years.

He admits he was “kinda weird” about taking souvenirs from the set when the show wrapped earlier this year. While the art department and show creator, Matthew Weiner, gave him special mementos, Hamm said, “I kind of just wanted to have memories. I didn’t want to take anything.”