'PDT' on Serious Eats

NYC: 10 Scotch Cocktails We Love Right Now

Scotch might not seem like the most likely base for a cocktail. Plenty will still argue that Scotch is for sipping—not polluting with anything other than an ice cube, or maybe a few drops of water if you're feeling frisky. But properly deployed in cocktails, Scotch can take on many roles, whether the aggressive frontrunner or a mellow backdrop to other flavors. Here are ten of our favorites in New York right now—from a light lavender number to a dark, brooding sipper. More

How To Make PDT's Nolet's Noël

With visions of sugarplums dancing in his head, PDT owner Jim Meehan pulled out a bottle of Damson gin liqueur and starting tinkering. Damson plums—the spiciest and most tart variety of the fruit—often ripen in early September, just in time to be macerated into a liquid holiday treat. Made in the Finger Lakes, Averell's Damson Gin is an American take on the classic British liqueur. A combination of fresh damson juice, gin and sugar, it's like the less bitter cousin of sloe gin. More

5 Apple Brandy Cocktails from The PDT Cocktail Book

The new PDT Cocktail Book, officially released November 1, is bound to become the tome tipplers reach for at happy hour—it's chock full of recipes for classic drinks dating back before Prohibition as well as the innovative cocktails created over the years at Jim Meehan's iconic East Village bar. Here are five great apple brandy cocktail recipes for fall, plus a chance to win the book! More

Meet and Eat: Jim Meehan, PDT

"Vodka was never interesting to me until recently." PDT (short for "Please Don't Tell") isn't that much of a secret these days. Sure, it's still tucked away behind a phone booth at Crif Dogs, which keeps out the passersby—but Jim... More

Meet & Eat: Don Lee, PDT

Editor's Note: Our pal Laren Spirer is bringing us the latest edition of Meet & Eat. She is yet another lawyer obsessed with food. When she's not eating, drinking, cooking--or thinking about what to eat, drink, or cook--she can be... More

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