Mixologist John de Bary of PDT - New York, NY

113 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-0386
Hours: Mon-Fri 6pm-2am; Sat-Sun 6pm-4am

Jim Meehan’s PDT has established itself as a benchmark of decidedly un-stuffy perfectionism. The waffle fries and tripped out hot dogs from neighboring Crif Dogs certainly help, as does the surprisingly relaxed space accessed by way of telephone booth. The bar is all old-school elegance, practically glowing in the dim brick room, while several taxidermy odes to wildlife embrace the wilder side of cocktail culture. PDT's extensive seasonal menu is built on some of the city’s top talent. Head Bartender and 2013 New York Rising Star Jeff Bell is among them, serving drinks that somehow combine complex creativity with elegance and reserve. In the funky, progressive Cabeza y Cerveza, the green, earthy flavors of Cabeza tequila are echoed and lifted by Victory Prima Pils, habañero shrub and Pok Pok tamarind drinking vinegar. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Cereal Milk Punch, which balances Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk with Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey and a softening dose of honey for a subtly textural, quietly rich sip.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Cereal Milk Punch: Momofuku Milk Bar Cereal Milk, Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, and Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • Cabeza y Cerveza: Cabeza Tequila, Victory Prima Pils, Worcestershire Sauce, Bittermens Hellfire Habañero Shrub, Pok Pok Som Tamarind Drinking Vinegar, and Sal de Gusano-dipped Grapefruit Wheel

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