Delivery Point

A-K Hada, Please Don't Tell | New York

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.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/4 ounces genmaicha-infused Banks 7 (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce Vermouth di Torino, preferably Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup (2:1 honey to hot water)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce plum brandy, preferably Reisetbauer
  • 1 1/2 ounces brut Champagne

Garnish: shiso leaf

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled Collins glass over ice.
  3. Top with Champagne.
  4. Garnish with shiso leaf.
Editor's Note

Genmaicha-Infused Banks 7:
2 tablespoons genmaicha tea
8 ounces Banks 7

Combine genmaicha tea and Banks 7 in a nonreactive container, and let sit for 30 seconds at room temperature. Fine-strain and bottle.