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August 8, 2016

Happy Hour: The Western

by Kayoko

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It is really difficult to create cocktails using sake as a base. Sake tends to be subtle and the nuances are often lost when other spirits are combined into the drink.

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May 31, 2013

Happy Hour: La Louisiane

by Fredo Ceraso

Once upon a time in the Crescent City, there was a culinary institution and hotel named the La Louisiane Hotel and Restaurant down Iberville Street in the French Quarter.

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October 26, 2012

The PDT Project: Betula

by Payman Bahmani

The Betula cocktail first appeared on the PDT menu in the Fall of 2007, and a great cocktail for the Fall it is.

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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 twelve years during Prohibition.

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January 26, 2012

Happy Hour: The Rum Vieux Carré

by Fredo Ceraso

Rum Vieux Carre

Let’s face it, mid-winter is almost upon us and there is not a ground hog is sight.

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March 23, 2011

Happy Hour: March Cocktails: The American Trilogy

by Fredo Ceraso

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There is nothing like an expertly crafted Old Fashioned-style cocktail to help you navigate the rapidly changing weather of late March.

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December 15, 2010

Happy Hour: Remember the Maine

by Payman Bahmani

Remember the Maine

“… just as there is no such thing as a 1/2-good girl there is no such animal as a 1/2-good drink. 

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September 22, 2010

Happy Hour: The Perfect Stiff Drink for the Season

by Fredo Ceraso

Bensonhurst Cocktail

To heart shaped leaves, Winning personal bets, And faring as well as you this season!
– Graeme Robert Jamieson

An atmosphere of falling leaves, frosted breathe, houndstooth warmth, and hearty meals demands a cocktail that fits the mood.

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June 23, 2010

Happy Hour: Vermouth Perucchi

by Payman Bahmani

Perucchi Vermouth Blanco 

For a long time I’ve been hounding my local wine merchant, T.B. Ackerson, to stock some vermouths in order to save me the constant pilgrimage to Manhattan’s Astor Wines, which is one of the few places that stocks a variety of quality vermouths–and I go through a fair amount of vermouth rather quickly. 

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February 10, 2010

Happy Hour: The Sazerac

by Payman Bahmani

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So the Saints finally won a Super Bowl, and while many of you surely pounded Hurricanes to celebrate, here in the Eastern Seaboard, the weather conditions don’t quite call out for something so tropical. 

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