Jim Meehan, New York's most meticulous bartender, compiled The PDT Cocktail Book with the same precise touch, careful measurement and keen eye he applies to his inventive cocktails. Launching last month to an overwhelmingly warm welcome, the new barman's bible of some 300 recipes was hailed as the most influential book on mixology to hit shelves in recent history. As somewhat of an homage to the rich, dark aesthetic of the bar where many of the featured cocktails were invented, Meehan has released a new leather-bound edition designed and illustrated by Chris Gall.
This latest edition of the PDT Cocktail Book is handsomely wrapped in fine leather, giving the book a traditional feel reminiscent of what one mind find in a rich antique library. Each recipe is complimented by Gall's bright illustrations as well, a touch that provides a nice contrast to the book's serious exterior.
With the same extensive content as the first release, this leather-bound edition details many behind-the-scenes secrets to PDT's success in addition to the stellar recipes, from bar layout and design to preferred tools, techniques and special ingredients. The Leather-bound edition of PDT Cocktaill Book is now available from Moore and Giles for $65.