August 24, 2012

The PDT Project: Aviation

by Payman Bahmani

The Aviation is one of the last great cocktails created before Prohibition, having been invented just a few years before the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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September 21, 2011

Happy Hour: Vermouth 101: The Martinez (The Grand Daddy of Cocktails)

by Fredo Ceraso

The Martinez

Vermouth 101: The Old Hickory


Well now that you have an appetite inducing “qualifying round” under the belt, time to move to the first course.

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June 30, 2010

Happy Hour: Literary Agent

by Payman Bahmani

Literary Agent

Admittedly, I’ve always had a much easier time coming up with cocktails than coming up with names for cocktails.

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March 24, 2010

Happy Hour: Aviation

by Payman Bahmani


Classic cocktails make frequent appearances here, as dedicated readers are well aware. Since many of you aren’t cocktail geeks like myself, I do my best to keep that in mind when I write, particularly in terms of tone and content—believe me, we can get pretty esoteric if you let us.

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