Oscar Valle Guest Bartends at PDT
This week, New York City’s Please Don’t Tell (PDT), widely known as one of the best cocktail bars on the planet, welcomes one of Mexico’s premier mixologists, Oscar Valle, for an unprecedented collaboration of creativity with Casa Dragones Blanco.
In recognition of his contribution to Mexican mixology, Oscar Valle, lead bartender at Mexico City’s Limantour Roma, was invited to join PDT’s Jeff Bell, one of four finalists for American Bartender of the Year, to craft signature cocktails inspired by Mexican motifs, exclusively with Casa Dragones Blanco.
The results are truly astonishing. Bringing the spirit of Mexico to the bar recognized in 2011 by Drinks International as the World’s Best Cocktail Bar, Valle and Bell developed three signature Casa Dragones Blanco cocktails: the Cupaima, with ancho reyes liquor and nopal bitters, Green Soup with parsley, sherry and lime juice, and Cielo Rojo with hibiscus, mole bitters and grasshoppers!
With one location in Roma Norte and another in Polanco, Limantour celebrates five years as one of Mexico City’s leading cocktail bars, having gained international acclaim when it earned the 47th spot on “The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards” list in 2014. Please Don’t Tell (PDT) maintains its presence as one of the world’s most famous bars by keeping its location a secret. Located behind Crif Dogs hot dog grill on St. Marks Place in the East Village, PDT speakeasy is one of New York’s only clandestine bars hidden behind a fast food establishment.
To taste these one-of-a-kind cocktails, stop by PDT this weekend. But make sure to make a reservation. Or visit Limantour in Mexico City for a truly Mexican craft cocktail experience.