“PDT is not a Prohibition-era speakeasy. It’s not a themed bar. It has a very defined personality.” So says Jeff Bell, the General Manager and Head Bartender of New York City’s Please Don’t Tell bar (PDT), which has spent the last three weeks hidden in the furthest reaches of MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental.
Dashing everyone’s hopes for a dry January, the #PDTHK project brought the award-winning bartending team to Hong Kong where Bell, along with founder Jim Meehan and mixologist Nick Brown, shook up the cocktail scene with a whipsmart menu of locally-inspired drinks supplemented with PDT classics. Two Hong Kong Tatler favourites included the two shown in the video above: the Togarashi & Tonic, and Lucky Plum.