November 30, 2012

The PDT Project: Blackbeard

by Payman Bahmani

The Blackbeard debuted on the PDT cocktail menu in the Summer of 2008. It’s another creation by former PDT bartender Daniel Eun, who now attends law school full time but occasionally manages to squeeze a few shifts every now and then at The Varnish in LA. Apparently the drink’s name came about when he ended […]

August 31, 2012

The PDT Project: Beachbum

by Payman Bahmani

Although summer doesn’t technically end until the autumn equinox on September 21, New Yorkers generally regard Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. This week’s cocktail, the Beachbum, is thus quite appropriate because I can’t think of a better way to bid adieu to beach season than with this tikified tipple. John Deragon, who […]

June 29, 2012

The PDT Project: Algonquin

by Payman Bahmani

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.” –Dorothy Parker The Algonquin Round Table is the popular name of a small group of young writers, actors, and comedians in New York City who met daily at the Algonquin Hotel for lunch and ruthless banter during a span of of about […]

December 8, 2010

Happy Hour: The Charlie Sheen

by Payman Bahmani

“Slash sat me down at his house and said, You’ve got to clean up your act. You know you’ve gone too far when Slash is saying, ‘Look, you’ve got to get into rehab.” – Charlie Sheen What do you do when you have trouble coming up with a name for a cocktail you’ve created? Well, […]

December 6, 2010

Culinography: Pineapple!

by Erin Gleeson

Photo by Erin Gleeson.

July 14, 2010

Happy Hour: Name That Cocktail

by Payman Bahmani

  Last week I wrote a post on the CKTL Jam event that took place at the Astor Center in NY, and I promised that this week I would share the recipe for the second of the two improv cocktails I created, as soon as I figured out what to call it.  I still haven’t figured out […]

August 19, 2009

Happy Hour: The Painkiller

by Payman Bahmani

*This post was updated on June 16, 2011, as it relates to Pusser’s vs. Painkiller. I’ve never been a big believer in alternative medicine. While there are centuries-old practices like acupuncture–and even relatively new ones like chiropracty–that seem to deliver on what they promise, I can’t really get down with all the new-age therapies that […]

February 5, 2009

Happy Hour: The Piña Colada

by Payman Bahmani

It’s still winter in Brooklyn, and it’s colder than ever. Last I checked said it was 20 degrees with a windchill that makes it feel like 4 degrees (I wish I had the degree symbol on my keyboard so didn’t have to constantly type out the word “degree”). If you read my previous post, […]