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Wednesday, July 15 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The 3rd Annual Imperial Battle of the Sexes

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In the spirit of Napoleon’s epic battles, Mandarine Napoléon, the 19th century citrus liqueur created for Napoléon Bonaparte, will conquer Tales of the Cocktail again this year with the battle of all battles – man vs. woman in the Third Annual Imperial Battle of the Sexes presented by Mandarine Napoléon.

In this truly unique event, taking place on Wednesday, July 15 at the Napoleon House, a group of the best male and female bartenders from around the country will face-off by creating their very own signature Mandarine Napoléon recipe, with guests given the opportunity to not only sample each bartender's cocktail but help determine their fate. Guests will also be able to enjoy New Orleans style cuisine featuring Mandarine Napoléon.

At the end, one sex will be determined the winner and hailed as the conquerors. Will the men reign again this year? Or will the women prevail? You help be the judge!



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Alex Straus

sgt at arms, the bon vivants
Alex Straus, a New York native, now a member of The Bon Vivants, began his career in the nightlife/liquor industry over 15 years ago in Boston working in nightclubs and eventually moving on to NYC. Once in NYC, Straus pursued a more polished bartending experience and trained under... Read More →
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Bar Manager, Lost Lake
Native Chicagoan Erin Hayes has worked in the hospitality industry since her very first job making milkshakes and lattes at Grumpy’s Cafe. As soon as she turned 21, she graduated to bartending — though it wasn't until Erin began work for the Boka Group at Lincoln Park restaurant... Read More →
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Jacyara de Oliveira

Bar Manager/Head Bartender, Sportsman's Club
Jacyara de Oliveira has been involved in the beverage industry of Chicago for the last 5 years. She started as a barback and server at the esteemed cocktail lounge and restaurant, the Drawing Room, where she learned the world of spirits and cocktails from the best in the business... Read More →
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Julia Momose

Head Bartender, GreenRiver
Julia Momose is the head bartender at GreenRiver, an Irish-inspired bar and restaurant opening in Chicago this summer. GreenRiver is a collaboration between Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of The Dead Rabbit in New York City, together with Union Square Events, the catering and venue... Read More →
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Nicole Lebedevitch

Bar Manager, Lincoln
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Rob Crabtree

Beverage Director, Goode Company
Rob is a former coastal engineer, who successfully engineered a career change to pursue his passion for food and beverage. He has worked behind multiple bars over the years and was one of the opening bartenders of Half Step in Austin, TX. Rob's passion for agave spirits is well known... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Napoleon House 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130