Jim Meehan, of PDT, on how to appreciate a cocktail: "I’ve always said cocktails are not a vehicle to get drunk, although they are intoxicating. You’re getting a flavor experience in the same way that you do when you’re eating at, say, Gramercy Tavern. You’re not eating to get full, you’re eating to see what the chef is doing."
Jim Meehan, the James Beard Award-winning behind PDT, stopped by Google to talk about the rise of craft cocktails and his creative process in writing The PDT Cocktail Book. With the Manhattan Cocktail Classic coming up, this is a nice warmup.