Before all the seminars. Before all the tasting rooms. Before the demos, dinners and competitions. Before Tales of the Cocktail® officially kicks off, there is A Toast to Tales. The spirits are calling you to the steps of the Hotel Monteleone as Ann and Paul Tuennerman get everyone ready for the next five days with exciting news, 2015 Sazerac Seal of Approval recipients, Tales of the Cocktail® Ambassador recognition and introductions of some special guests. Then we’ll cap things off with a toast of Desert Lily, the official cocktail of this year’s festivities created by Pittsburgh’s Spencer Warren. Join us for this special event to get your Tales of the Cocktail® off to the perfect start.