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 …

Five Drinks from Aspen’s Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

Hot gin punch, a Bobby Burns and more recipes to warm up with

For its fourth iteration, the Aspen Après Ski Cocktail Classic saw an array of global drink-making talent descend upon the mountain city to mingle with their already strong crop of cocktail creators. The event—sponsored by William Grant & Sons—takes place at several venues around town (as well as a pop-up Grand Tasting Village and Private Reserve Room) and its aim is two-fold: to bring cocktails …

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 …