Mexico Meets New York City
This month, New York City’s Please Don’t Tell (PDT), widely known as one of the best cocktail bars in the United States, welcomed one of Mexico’s premier mixologists, Oscar Valle, for an unprecedented collaboration of creativity with Tequila 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 were truly astonishing. Bringing the spirit of Mexico to PDT, 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.