January 19, 2017

Why Is Everyone Drinking Vermouth Again?

by Umami Mart Staff

Recently, there’s been a major turnaround in how Americans perceive vermouth. Once a fashionable drink that people sipped straight up and added liberally and confidentally to cocktails, it fell out of favor and grace in the ’60s and ’70s.

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March 3, 2014

Ask a Bartender: The Chrysanthemum

by Kayoko Akabori

My alcohol tolerance is not what it used to be, sadly. The morning after a night of drinking just gets tougher and tougher.

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November 9, 2012

The PDT Project: Bijou

by Payman Bahmani

There was a bit of bad weather last week that stole my focus away from the PDT Project, but now that Sandy’s been replaced by something more manageable for New Yorkers (a blizzard), I can refocus my attention and trudge on to the next recipe in the PDT Cocktail Book, the Bijou.

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October 12, 2012

The PDT Project: Berlioni

by Payman Bahmani

When creating cocktails, bartenders draw inspiration from a wide array of sources. The most common of those sources are other bartenders and other classic cocktails of the past.

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August 17, 2012

The PDT Project: Astoria Bianco

by Payman Bahmani

Before Jim Meehan opened PDT, he honed his craft behind the bar at a few different bars and restaurants in New York City.

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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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June 22, 2012

The PDT Project: Americano Highball

by Payman Bahmani

With the Summer Solstice having just passed, we are officially in the picnic days as they call it.

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April 13, 2012

The PDT Project: #3 Cup

by Payman Bahmani

#3 Cup

The #2 drink in the PDT Cocktail Book is the #3 Cup. If you like the Pimm’s Cup, then you cannot pass up this one, which appeared on the PDT menu in the spring of 2009.

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February 28, 2012

Happy Hour: The Boulevardier

by Fredo Ceraso


“Made of Win”

Bourbon is one of my favorite spirits to make and drink cocktails. Sadly, it is not used in many pre-Prohibition recipes due to rye whisky’s popularity during the golden age of cocktails.

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January 30, 2012

Forest Feast: The Skylonda Cocktail

by Erin Gleeson


This is my new favorite winter cocktail to drink in our neck of the woods, so I named it after our neighborhood, Skylonda.

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