TOTC09: Spirit Award Winners

Posted in Events on July 14th, 2009 by Josh

Our friends at LOUNGERATI have pulled together a list of the winners of the Spirited Awards at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. We join LOUNGERATI in expressing our pride – and our thanks – to the winners representing the New York scene: Audrey Saunders at Pegu Club, Julie Reiner at Clover Club, and Jim Meehan at PDT (finally recognized as the World’s Best Bar!) Congratulations on this well deserved recognition. Read More

Tags: dale degroff, PDT, Pegu Club, Tales of the Cocktail

French Kiss Cocktail

Posted in Recipes on April 21st, 2009 by Josh

Pernod & Aviation Gin for the French Kiss CocktailIn my last post, I discussed the Earl Grey MarTEAni – an inventive cocktail from the mind of Audrey Saunders at Pegu Club. Today I’d like to cover another Pegu Club classic – the French Kiss (gotta love that name!)

The French Kiss uses an interesting liqueur called Pernod. Pernod is a pastis – an anise-flavored aperitif that was created as a substitute for Absinthe in the early 20th century. Pernod can certainly be consumed on its own – though to do so it is usually diluted with water (about 5:1). In mixed cocktails however, it lends a great anise (licorice-like) flavor, which I personally really enjoy. Read More

Tags: cocktail, gin, lime, mint, Pegu Club, Pernod, recipe, simple syrup, sour

Earl Grey MarTEAni

Posted in Recipes on April 19th, 2009 by Josh

Ingredients for Earl Grey MarTEAniWhenever I have drinks at Pegu Club, one of my favorite cocktail bars here in NYC, I always make it a point to try something new. Because I had a little extra time on my hands before a dinner reservation last night, I got to do just that.

Being a tea-drinker myself, I’m surprised I hadn’t yet gotten around to trying the Earl Grey MarTEAni; a creation of the very talented and renowned mixologist behind Pegu Club, Audrey Saunders. Fortunately my time in the dark has come to an end! Read More

Tags: bar, cocktail, egg white, gin, lemon, martini, Pegu Club, simple syrup, tea