The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Friday, July 17 • 10:00am - 11:30am
The International Barfly's Bucket List

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Have you ever wondered if the Irish Coffee really tastes better at The Dead Rabbit? Have you ever wondered if the Tommy's Margarita at Tommy's really tastes better when Julio Bermejo makes it? Have you ever wondered how the Sbagliato was really invented? And where is the best place in the world to really experience a Dry Martini? The answer to most of these questions lies at the end of a taxi fare, a train ticket or a boarding pass, and two of the world's most well travelled barflies have put together the ultimate list of bars, what to order and who to order it with. Whether you are a career bartender or a part time cocktail lover, this seminar will inspire you to head out into the world to see how the great drinks are made, to see how the best bartenders work, and to discover what it feels like to sit in some most famous (and most infamous) bars on earth. There are lots of 'Best Of' lists published about bars around the world, but most are written by people who haven't been. Our presenters know, because they go. We present a list built on experience of nearly two decades criss crossing all corners of the globe, in bars highbrow and low rent, and offer insider tips that come only from having closed down more bars than is good for you. Globe trotting bar flies Simon Ford and Jacob Briars have made drinks and paid for drinks on every continent. Like latter day Charles H Bakers (minus the wealth and talent) they have scribbled down the best recipes from on and off menus, and have the phone numbers of every bar you need to know, and some you shouldn't. Here they share their secrets about the hardest bars to find, the most groundbreaking bars in unlikely places and share their favourite moments in the community of barkeeps that make this a not-so-lonely planet if you are a cocktail lover.

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Jacob Briars

Advocacy Director, Bacardi
Jacob Briars likes to describe himself as New Zealand’s 7th most famous bartender, but usually that just gets people asking where New Zealand is and who the other 6 bartenders are. For the past few years he has travelled the world as a much-loved spirits educator for some of the... Read More →

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Simon Ford

Cofounder, FORDS GIN
Cocktail bars and Gin


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Queen Anne Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130