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Jim Meehan

Mixography Inc.
Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book and the James Beard award-winning Meehan’s Bartender Manual, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to develop his craft in bars and restaurants including Gramercy Tavern and the Pegu Club.
 
In 2007, Meehan opened PDT, a hidden cocktail lounge attached to a legendary hot dog stand in the East Village. In 2009, he and the bar were recognized with Spirited Awards for American Bartender of the Year and World’s Best Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail.  In 2012, the bar was recognized with the first Outstanding Bar Program award from the James Beard Foundation.  
 
In 2018, he and his partners joined forces with Mandarin Oriental on a Hong Kong Branch of PDT in the Landmark Mandarin in the Central district of the city.  Meehan also serves as mixologist for American Express Centurion airport lounges nationwide and as an advisor to Banks Rums, which he helped develop.
 
Before his books, Meehan edited eight editions of Food & Wine Magazine’s annual cocktail book and four Mr. Boston recipe guides.  His writing has been featured in magazines such as Imbibe, Man of the World, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Bloomberg Businessweek and Lucky Peach.  He and his family reside in Portland, Oregon, where he oversees his consulting firm Mixography Inc.