Articles Tagged: Manhattan Cocktail Classic

2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Tickets On Sale Now!

“The fourth edition of the Classic is shaping up to be our best ever. We’re upping the ante on our flagship Gala event, once again, with even wilder twists and turns – and our stellar line-up of crowd-sourced events provides countless opportunities for rollicking good times throughout the city,” said Lesley Townsend Duval, Founder and Executive Director of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. …Read More

The Life of a Spirits Judge

post iconRecently, I had the honor of judging not one but two events. Needless to say, I was thrilled with the opportunities and learned so much. …Read More

Booze For Charity

post iconI was a spectator at the Macallan Ice Ball Plunge at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail when I was struck with an epiphany. The booze industry is even more philanthropic than I thought. Almost every person in the industry that we know has donated time, booze, classes, swag and more. Even DOTW has gotten into the act, sponsoring the Martini Luge at the Silicon Valley Humane Society’s Fur Ball and donating multiple classes as fundraising items. …Read More

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Recap

post iconFriday night kicked off the soiree with the Opening Gala, an event that takes over the entire New York Public Library and is attended by thousands of people. Literally, at the Gala, hundreds of classic and innovative cocktails are served. …Read More

Death’s Door White Whisky Review

post iconI wanted to highlight a spirit from a micro-distillery. Not so long ago, no-one would have believed the current renaissance in spirits and distilling was even possible. Distilling has been the last of the businesses to rise from the ashes of Prohibition. …Read More

Mahattan Cocktail Classic Gala

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The inaugural Manhattan cocktail classic kicked off last Friday night with a booze laden gala at the New York Public Library. Spread over 4 floors this fabulous fête that spanned two city blocks of space. Over a 100 of America’s top mixologists were on hand mixing up incredible cocktails. Professor David Wondrich made us all punch and H. from Elixr taught us about Cognac and Esteban from Don Q. Rumcreated a fun take on the … Read more

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap Up

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We had the pleasure to attended the recent Manhattan Cocktail Classic, held at the Astor Center. The day we spent was amazing, arriving around noon, I was immediately greeted be an amazing bar full of fresh ingredients and rare spirits.

I chatted for a bit and then headed into a session titled “Choosing the Right Glassware” lead by none other than Dale de Groff. If you don’t already know, Dale is a bartending legend and … Read more

Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Taking place this weekend, Oct. 3-4, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is two days of history, culture and art of the cocktail. The Astor Center has put together an impressive line up of speakers, including Dale DeGroff, Gary Regan and David Wondrich, on topics such as “Sherry: The Cobbler and Beyond” and “How Do You Choose the Right Glass for a Drink?”

If you are a cocktail geek like me, this is an event not to … Read more