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Saturday, July 18 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Manhattan and the Perfect Bitters

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The Manhattan, and the perfect bitters
Join Award-winning mixologist and author Dale DeGroff for a lively presentation on the origins of aromatic bitters. Participate in a tasting of five different aromatic of bitters- first on their own, then paired with a rye Manhattan. Experience the flavor profiles of a variety of styles of aromatic bitters and how they impact this Iconic Cocktail. Degroff talks through a couple classic 19th century bitters recipes during the tasting, and captivates with stories of how these botanicals were discovered and how they influenced history.

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Dale DeGroff

Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail,developed his extraordinary techniques and talent tending bar at great establishments, most notably New York's famous Rainbow Room, where in the '80's, he pioneered a gourmet approach to recreating the great classic cocktails... Read More →


Saturday July 18, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom South at the Royal Sonesta Hotel 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130