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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 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cocktails & Cohiba

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Do you want to up your style game? Or maybe you are just a fan of hedonism. Either way, fine cocktails and cigars are a hedonistic dreamland. The potent flavours of smoke and spirit, in combination, can create a truly unique taste experience. Reaching taste nirvana is not as simple as lighting a cigar and sipping something potent, the Cocktails & Cohiba session will show you the proper way.

There is a growing international trend in the area of specialty cigar lounges that cater to a sophisticated clientele. Pairing drinks with cigars has always focussed on strong spirits, like scotch and cognac, though scientifically there are better choices. Cocktails are a great way to produce a flavour that pairs well with a cigar.

Delicia Silva the "Cigar Vixen" will expertly guide attendees on the basics of cigar appreciation. Much like fine spirits, there are parallels in the production of cigars that align with the creations of spirits and cocktails. Delicia will demonstrate the rituals of cigar culture while Darcy O'Neil will explain the scientific reasons why certain cocktails and spirits pair better with cigars.

This session is for anyone who wants to elevate their enjoyment of cigars and cocktails.

Moderators
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Darcy O'Neil

Art of Drink
Darcy S. O'Neil was born in Sarnia, Ontario (Canada) and spent many of those years living near the beach. A cold Canadian beach, but a beach none-the-less. After high school, the decision of a career choice was whittled down to chemistry or the culinary arts. Chemistry was the winner. At the time it seemed logical that laboratory skills were more transferable to the kitchen than cooking skills to the lab. Four years later he received his... Read More →

Speakers
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Delicia Silva

Brand Ambassador, Cigar and Spirits
Cigar reviewer, cigar lifestyle promoter, model and cigar enthusiast. Brand Ambassador for Cigar and Spirits magazine

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Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bonnet Carre Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130