December 31, 2012

The Forest Feast: Classic Champagne Cocktail

by Erin Gleeson

In 2013, I am so excited to be devoting myself to the creation of my first cookbook, which seemed like a pipe dream last year at this time. I am so grateful to everyone who has inspired and supported me creatively up to this point, and the gals at Umami Mart have played such a […]

November 16, 2012

The PDT Project: Bizet

by Payman Bahmani

The Bizet cocktail was created by David Slape, a former PDT bartender. The drink is a Champagne-based riff on the classic Americano, and is named after 19th century composer Georges Bizet, who is most famous for his final operatic composition, Carmen. Bizet 1.5 oz Shinn Estate Rose 0.5 oz Luxardo Bitter 0.5 oz Amaro Ciociaro […]

June 8, 2012

The PDT Project: Airmail

by Payman Bahmani

Once you understand basic cocktail recipe structure (without going off on too deep a tangent, it boils down to two general categories: sours and aromatics, first outlined in detail in The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury), you can take any classic cocktail and in the words of Mr. Embury, “roll your own.” […]

December 29, 2009

Happy Hour: Champagne Cocktails

by Payman Bahmani

So you say it was a tough year, huh? Well, look at it this way: you’ve almost made it out of this Millenium’s first decade. And what a decade it’s been. I mean, this was the decade that the internet hit puberty and really came into its own; the decade that gave birth to Google—do […]