This variation on the classic Airmail is built on around Banks 7, a rum brand created by PDT proprietor Jim Meehan, but it takes a detour with the use of genmaicha tea and shiso. “The components are there: honey, citrus, rum, Champagne,” Hada notes. “But I wanted to do something more stylized.”
The name of the drink also nods to PDT’s unusual locale: It shares a street address with Crif Dogs, the hot dog stand through which bar-goers must enter PDT. “A delivery point is a unique code beyond just the street address to make sure the package gets exactly where it needs to,” Hada explains. It’s still an “airmail” reference, but it also points to PDT’s physical space.