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Tag Archives: Jim Meehan

• Audrey Sanders & Jim Meehan, NYC mixologists, up for James Beard Awards

Audrey Sanders & Jim Meehan, NYC mixologists, up for James Beard Awards

When it comes to cocktails, New Yorkers don’t mess around. This year’s James Beard nominees for Best Bar Program include swanky Manhattan watering holes PDT and Pegu Club — run by Jim Meehan and Audrey Sanders, respectively. “Words can’t describe how honored we are to be recognized,” says Meehan, whose hidden cocktail lounge — which […]

• Looking ahead to alcohol trends in 2012

Looking ahead to alcohol trends in 2012

For those of us who concern ourselves with the world of beverage alcohol, 2011 was nothing if not a most interesting year. After years of struggling sales, Cognac suddenly came roaring back. In the face of an economic crunch, craft beer grew more eclectic, more expensive and overwhelmingly more popular. Mixologists began raiding their pantries […]

• Vodka cocktails: The scorned spirit makes a comeback

Vodka cocktails: The scorned spirit makes a comeback

New York’s cocktail cognoscenti have long snubbed vodka—decrying its lack of flavor, Goliath-like market share and tendency to fuel the antics of girls gone wild. But as mainstream drinking culture collides with studious mixology, the city’s best bartenders are reconsidering the maligned hooch. “Five or six years ago, [vodka] needed to be ceremoniously sacrificed in […]