Articles Tagged: Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 & 5

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The last two days at Tales of the Cocktail were packed with tasting rooms and (more) big parties!

We spent a lot of time talking to great bartenders, writers, liquor makers and people just out for a good time. We’ll be sharing what we learned from our seminars and some fantastic recipes soon. So sad to be leaving New Orleans, but here are just a few highlights from the last two days in one of … Read more

Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 & 3

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Two more exciting days at Tales of the Cocktail:

The morning kicked off with a New Orleans take on an English Breakfast with Oxley Gin. Fried crumpets, oh my!

A packed day of sessions and tastings covered everything from colonial punches (including drinkmaking with hot iron sticks) to lunch made with angostura bitters to the annual Tales of the Cocktail parade. New Orleans definitely knows how to put on a parade.


In the evening, … Read more

Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1

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This year’s Tales of the Cocktail started off right! Yesterday was the first day, and we just had to share some highlights of our favorite experiences so far.

Before “Day 1” of Tales officially started, Grey Goose welcomed us to New Orleans with a party at Latrobe’s in the heart of the French Quarter the evening before. Our favorite concoction of the night was a watermelon and basil cocktail (the only thing we liked better … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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Here’s this week’s boozy links from around the interwebs.

– Serious Eats wants to know if you drink at brunch.
– TheKitchn serves up some boozy deserts.
– Hal at A Muddled Thought gives us a back stage look at the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program.
– Camper at Alchademics has started an archive of airline booze menus. If your flying snap a picture and send it over.
– A Dash of Bitters waxes … Read more

Midnight Moon Infusions

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Keep your eye out for a new product from Piedmont Distillers, makers of Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and Midnight Moon. The next copper distilled spirits they’ll be putting out with be fruit-infused! We got a sneak peek (and taste) at the Moonshiner’s Breakfast at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Strawberry, cherry and raspberry are the flavors you have to look forward to. They were surprisingly smooth and authentic tasting–no fake fruit taste … Read more

Old Ironsides

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Sailor Jerry Rum shared some great drinks with the crowd at Tales of the Cocktail. Here’s one that isn’t for wimps!… Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

Our weekly assortment of tidbits from the drinking world:

    Mix It Up: NYC in NOLA: The Sazerac – (Serious Eats)
    To-Drink List: 4 New Spirits to Watch For (TheKitchn)
    Official Mad Men Drinking Game (Flavorpill)
    Justin Timberlake’s first shot at directing, a commercial for his 901 Tequila. Wow, just wow. (BuzzFeed)
    Good Times: U.S. Drinking Rate Is at a 25-Year High (Asylum)
    The Fourth Annual Tales of the Cocktail Swag Awards (Alcademics)
    No cocktails here;

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Tales of the Cocktail 2010 Roundup

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Drink of the Week spent last week in New Orleans with mixologists, liquor companies, cocktail writers, and drinking enthusiasts for the ultimate annual cocktail event, Tales of the Cocktail. It was an action-packed time with something for everyone. We’ll be sharing product reviews, recipes, and techniques soon! Here is a roundup of some of our favorite moments:

The first evening we were all welcomed to New Orleans with a London doubledecker ride to Beefeater Gin’s … Read more

Black Paloma

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At this past week’s Tales of the Cocktail, Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur hosted the daily coffee bar, complete with baristas and bartenders. This year, Kahlúa held a contest in the Mixolosuem to find their featured “brunch” cocktail. After rigorous testing at a NYC bar, Kaiser Penguin, Rick Stutz’s creation, the Black Paloma, was chosen the winner. A fresh, crisp combination of tequila, Kahlúa, lime juice, and grapefruit juice, this one sure opened my eyes after arriving … Read more

Taking a Flavor Trip at Tales of the Cocktail

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Today is the the last day of Tales of the Cocktail 2010. Soon we’ll post the official Drink of the Week wrap-up on all the seminars, parties, tastes and general NOLA madness! But first I wanted to spotlight my favorite seminar of the event. Hendrick’s Gin wrangled up some fresh exotic fruit from around the world — ingredients you may find in your cocktails over the next few years. Some were pleasantly sweet, others messed … Read more

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