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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States

812-202-6789

Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

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Cocktail Camp with Jim Meehan

Join us at the distillery as we host Jim Meehan — bartender, owner of PDT cocktail bar, author — to celebrate his latest book, Meehan's Bartenders Manual, with a book signing/Q&A, cocktail pairing dinner and industry lunch. 

COCKTAIL CAMP with Jim meehan

A TRIO OF EVENTS: Book signing, paired cocktail dinner, industry meet-and-Greet



Join us at the distillery as we host Jim Meehan — bartender, owner of PDT cocktail bar, author — to celebrate his latest book, Meehan's Bartenders Manual, with a book signing/Q&A, cocktail pairing dinner and industry lunch. Every event ticket includes a signed copy of Meehan's Bartender Manual!

 

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INDUSTRY LUNCH   |   BOOK SIGNING WITH COCKTAILS   |    COCKTAIL PAIRING DINNER   

 

 

WHO IS
JIM MEEHAN?

Famous bartender.
Owner of the James Beard award-winning PDT (Please Don't Tell) cocktail bars in NYC and Hong Kong.
Author of the James Beard award-winning Meehan's Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book.
Spirits educator.
Dad!
Portland dweller.
One of the sharpest minds in cocktailing.


COCKTAIL CAMP EVENTS

 

Industry Lunch: BOOK SIGNING and Q&A with Jim Meehan

***SOLD OUT***

Monday, August 27, noon-2pm
Cardinal Spirits, 922 S. Morton St., Bloomington, IN, 47403

This event is ticketed and for the service industry only.

Tickets: $25 + tax (includes lunch and a cocktail, plus a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual)

Join us for a casual chat over lunch and cocktails with industry leader Jim Meehan. This is a rare opportunity for the service industry only to hear from one of the best minds in cocktailing — Jim is a true bartender’s bartender, but also a bar operator, spirits and cocktail educator, and author.

You know Jim as the owner of the venerable PDT bars in NYC and Hong Kong, and as the author of the game-changing Meehan’s Bartender Manual, which won a James Beard Award this year. Come ready with questions about hospitality, bartending, ownership — whatever’s on your mind.

Included in the ticket price is lunch and cocktail, plus a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual. A huge thanks to RNDC for taking care of the books! Additional cocktails will be available for purchase at the lunch.


Meet Jim Meehan: Book signing, cocktails, and Q&A

Monday, August 27, 7-8:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm)

Cardinal Spirits, 922 S. Morton St., Bloomington, IN, 47403

This event is ticketed and open to the public.

Tickets: $40 + tax (includes a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual, a cocktail, light snacks)

Jim Meehan is one of the greatest minds in cocktailing and we’d like you to meet him! Shake hands! Clink glasses! Join us at the distillery on this special evening for a book signing of Meehan’s Bartender Manual, cocktails and light snacks, and Q&A with Jim, who is, in short, a legend: a bar operator, spirits and cocktail educator, author, and James Beard Award winner.

He owns the famed PDT (Please Don’t Tell) cocktail bar in NYC and recently opened a second location in Hong Kong. His fascinating Meehan’s Bartender Manual, which earlier this year won a James Beard Award — Jim’s second! — effortlessly mixes definitive cocktail recipes with a curious peek into some of the most popular bars in the country.

Come ready with questions for Jim about mixing drinks, owning a bar, entertaining, his career — whatever’s on your mind. This event is open to the public.


Paired Cocktail Dinner with Jim Meehan

***SOLD OUT***

Tuesday, August 28, 7pm (doors open at 6pm for happy hour)

Cardinal Spirits, 922 S. Morton St., Bloomington, IN, 47403

This event is ticketed and open to the public.

Tickets: $99 + tax/gratuity (includes a 4-course dinner paired with cocktails, plus a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual)


Jim’s coming to dinner! Jim Meehan, that is: owner of the famed PDT (Please Don’t Tell) cocktail bars in NYC and Hong Kong, and also a spirits and cocktail educator, author, and James Beard Award winner. Join us at the distillery for a remarkable 4-course dinner with cocktail pairings created and presented by Jim. Your ticket includes a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual, which earlier this year won a James Beard Award — Jim’s second! The book effortlessly mixes definitive cocktail recipes with a curious peek into some of the most popular bars in the country.  This event is open to the public.

Dinner courses:

Stracciatella  — a hand-pulled cheese, with cantaloupe, honey, mint, and house-made sourdough bread

My My Salad — arugula, spiced sweet potatoes, pickled red onions, spicy avocado, sunflower and Santa Maria lime dressing

Glazed Pork Belly with pineapple, pickled onions, fish sauce caramel, spice Christine, fried Brussels sprouts
—or—
Eggplant Steam Buns (vegetarian option), with fried Brussels sprouts

Vanilla chiffon and white chocolate mousse — with pineapple and mango

 

ABOUT JIM MEEHAN

Jim Meehan, a bar operator, spirits and cocktail educator, and author of The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan’s Bartender Manual, worked at some of New York City’s most popular restaurants and bars including Gramercy Tavern and the Pegu Club before opening the James Beard award-winning bar PDT in New York City in 2007 and PDT Hong Kong in 2018. The former editor of Food & Wine Cocktails and Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, Meehan also curates the cocktail programs for American Express Centurion airport lounges across the country.  He and his family reside in Portland, Oregon where he operates his consulting firm Mixography Inc.

www.mixographyinc.com

Jim on Twitter

Jim on Instagram

 


For general questions: hello@cardinalspirits.com

For media inquiries: Erica Sagon, erica@cardinalspirits.com