Bartender Feature:: Jim Meehan

by Negronis Greg

Jim Meehan is a renowned bartender and mixologist based in New York City. He is known for his innovative approach to cocktail making, as well as his dedication to educating others about the craft.



Meehan's signature cocktail is the "Mezcal Mule," which he created while working at the PDT (Please Don't Tell) bar in New York. The drink is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, incorporating smoky mezcal and fresh ginger beer for a bold and complex flavor.

Here is the recipe for Meehan's "Mezcal Mule" cocktail:


  • 60 ml El Buho Mezcal
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml agave nectar
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime wheel, for garnish


  1. Combine the El Buho Mezcal, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a copper mug filled with ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The "Mezcal Mule" has become a popular drink in the cocktail world, and has been featured on menus at bars and restaurants around the globe.

In addition to his work as a bartender, Meehan has also been involved in a number of other projects in the cocktail industry. He has authored several books on the topic of cocktail making, including "The PDT Cocktail Book," and has been a consultant for bars and restaurants around the world. He has also been a frequent speaker at industry events and has been a judge for several cocktail competitions.

If you're interested in learning more about Jim Meehan and his work, you can check out his website,, where he shares information about his consulting services and upcoming events. You can also follow him on social media, including Instagram (@mixography), where he shares updates on his latest projects and cocktail creations.

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