Six Chic Cocktails, Each Featuring a Different Base Alcohol

Mixed drink recipes we've collected from stylish events

New York City is never in short supply of jazzy venues with signature mixed drinks. Traversing cocktail bars and parties, one confronts a number of concoctions, some successful and others not so much. The following six drinks made their way to our lips over the last month, from filmic moments to fashion parties and even sporting events. They vary in complexity and strength, but all …

Interview: Jim Meehan on The New “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”

The famed bartender talks about his new guide to opening and running a bar

Jim Meehan loves to read cocktail books. Respectively, cocktail enthusiasts are likely to have his 2011 PDT book. Now, Meehan debuts his long-awaited “Bartender Manual.” With more than two decades of experience tending bar, Meehan addresses the art and craft of bartending, not just cocktail-making. The chapters take a deep dive into the bar industry from history and tradition to menu development and design, along …

Cool Hunting Video: The Sidecar Bar Cart

Famed bartender Jim Meehan introduces his interpretation of the best bar cart ever

For his latest collaboration with Moore and Giles, expert bartender Jim Meehan—of PDT fame—decided to take a stab at creating the ultimate bar cart. Going above and beyond, Meehan focused on creating a super-durable and highly functional cart that would also serve as an elegant piece of furniture. The cart has been aptly named The Sidecar. Featuring a stainless steel frame and Virginia black walnut …

PDT’s Cocktail Expert Jim Meehan Tackles Airport Lounges

The master bartender continues his quest to share the culture of crafts cocktails—now for people in transit

For a bartender with as much knowhow as Jim Meehan (his PDT book forever changed how many think about and make cocktails), his legendary drinks make him something of mythical figure to many cocktail experts, who are willing to travel far and wide to experience the fruits of his labor. That’s just what we did this year at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where …

PDT and La Boîte Bloody Mary Spices

The Manhattan cocktail experts unite with La Boîte à Epice spice shop for a better Bloody Mary

Jim Meehan, Managing Partner of New York City’s no-longer-a-secret cocktail venue PDT (Please Don’t Tell), regularly uses ingredients from Lior Lev Sercarz’s biscuit and spice shop La Bote Epice for glass rims and garnish. It makes sense, since Lev Sercarz is known for his discerning palette and ability to find the best quality products from all over the world. When Meehan wanted to revisit the …