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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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Thursday, July 16 • 10:30am - 1:30pm
Eat, Drink and Be Wild with Our All Natural Crafted Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres presented by Gubba Rum and Wild Hibiscus Flower Co.

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WILD HIBISCUS FLOWER CO and Jocelyn Etherington (Co-owner / Director) from Australia will be returning to TOTC to demonstrate the versatility of their product range in beautifully crafted cocktails designed by their talented mixologist and bartender team, Anthony DeSerio (Award winning bartender/consultant and former president/current member USBG CT chapter) and Igor Zukowiec (Founder of ALCHEMIQ cocktails • hors d'oeuvres • events). This year, we are joining forces with GUBBA RUM (www.gubbarum.com) and owner, Steve Gubb from MA and using both their exceptionally smooth organic rums in our feature cocktails. Gubba Silver is infused with real coconut and Gubba Gold is infused with real vanilla. Both are pure cane spirits. The flavor profiles and the all natural ingredients pair very well with Wild Hibiscus products.

We will be featuring none other than our original ruby-red Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup as well as our latest innovative Flower Extracts, including b’Lure (www.b-Lure.com). b’Lure is our all-natural blue color syrup – highly concentrated with the pigment we extract from the exotic butterfly pea flower. When citrus is added it magically changes from bright blue to a divine purple or pink – offering a little extra theatre for cocktails with many possibilities including molecular mixology, foams, bright blue ice that melts into purple and two-part cocktails combined during presentation for a fun color change before drinking.

Our bar will adorn an extra touch of class and creative direction, courtesy of ALCHEMIQ (www.alchemiq.com), a truly unique catering & cocktail company out of NYC with a passion for all things natural, delicious and memorable – just like our flowers! ALCHEMIQ will work its magic with some of our flower products in collaboration with the wonderful Chef Randy and Team at Hotel Monteleone to bring to you some amazing foods to try with your cocktails.

Come and see our whole range of premium, hand-made products from Australia including our three latest Flower Extracts that can be used just like a bitters from a dropper bottle – b’Lure, Hibiscus and Bulgarian Rose (www.wildhibiscus.com). Sip on some craft cocktails and sample Gubba Rum, returning for its third year at Tales. Gubba Rum, so good and so smooth, you can drink it straight or just over ice.

We look forward to serving you and saying hello to our industry friends, new and old.

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Anthony DeSerio

Bartender Consultant, Independant/Freelance
Ask me anything you like. I look forward to meeting all of you! Cheers
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Igor Zukowiec

Founder, ALCHEMIQ Catering
I'm a NYC based caterer, bar consultant & beverage stylist for photography. | Catering: www.ALCHEMIQ.com | Consulting & Styling Portfolio: www.TALKINGCOCKTAILS.com | Social: @alchemiq
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Jocelyn Etherington

Co-Owner / Director, Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
Company Co-Owner / Director of Wild Hibiscus Flower Company. I love to visit United States with our Wild Hibiscus Flower products and see how they are being used in the most creative ways. Looking forward to seeing the cocktail industry at its best at TOTC and serving you some great food & cocktails. I will be more than happy to educate you more on our edible flower range (including Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup, b'Lure (butterfly pea) and... Read More →
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Steven Gubb

Owner / President, Paradise Imports, LLC
Paradise Imports, LLC is the supplier of Gubba Gold Rum & Gubba Silver Rum. Gubba rum is currently distributed in MA, and we are working on expanding distribution to FL, NV, CO and LA. Gubba Gold & Gubba Silver are both 70 proof, pure cane rums, organic, and as we say in Boston, "Wicked Smooth." Gold is infused with real, natural vanilla, and Silver is infused with real, natural coconut.

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Thursday July 16, 2015 10:30am - 1:30pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130