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Tuesday, July 14
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
avatar for Queork

Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations

9:30am CDT

Cocktail Kingdom Pop-Up Shop
Cocktail Kingdom, the world’s premier manufacturer and distributor of professional barware, will once again take over the gift shop of the Hotel Monteleone to present our pop-up shop at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

This year, in addition to having our full line of products available for purchase, Cocktail Kingdom’s pop-up shop will also be launching our newest barware collection. When stopping by for classic items such as the Yarai® Mixing Glasses, Koriko® Tins or Teardrop™ Barspoons, be sure to inquire about our exclusive new products that continue to incorporate the Cocktail Kingdom legacy of elegance with design and functionality. Also be sure to take advantage of our Tales pop-up special of free shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Sponsors

Tuesday July 14, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Octavia Books Pop-Up Shop
If you’re looking to take home some inspiration from Tales of the Cocktail 2015, there’s no better place to stop than our on-site Octavia bookstore. Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, Shots of Inspiration returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.



Tuesday July 14, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Registration
The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your tickets and let our Tales of the Cocktail® team answer all your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. This year, select festivalgoers will be beta testing our new RFID bracelets that have been designed to improve the Tales experience. So make this your first stop before you head off into what is sure to be a historic Tales of the Cocktail® 2015. 

Tuesday July 14, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

The Bitter Market
What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

A complex and well balanced combination of over 30 various peels, herbs, roots, barks and flowers from the Peruvian forest including Quina and Sarrapia leaves, macerated and rested for six months in oak Barrels, then bottled to allow you to enhance the flavor of all your cocktail... Read More →
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl is a line of handcrafted, small-batch goods created by the founders of James restaurant in Brooklyn. Each one is an extension of our work at the restaurant and our passion for quality. We’re proud to say Cecil & Merl products are made in the United States with all-natural... Read More →
avatar for Crude Bitters & Sodas

Crude Bitters & Sodas

North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and the first bitters company to ever win a Good Food Award!
avatar for Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters is a 100% natural cocktail product originally made in Mexico City. We recently moved our production to Denver, and are proudly a Colorado business. Our bitters are produced in small batches using traditional methods. We source all of our ingredients from local companies... Read More →
avatar for Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

We are delighted to introduce Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters - skilfully created using Irish hand foraged ingredients with Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Irish sloe berry was the object of our affection. With a careful approach of “A third for the Bird, A third for the Tree and A third... Read More →
avatar for Luxardo

Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
avatar for Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country... Read More →
avatar for Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters was started by three botanists to make cocktail bitters that share the flavors and stories of interesting plants from around the world that we have encountered during research and field work. We draws upon over 200 different plants in our blends; all are sustainably... Read More →
avatar for Suze Bitters

Suze Bitters

Suze was born in 1885, the drink was perfected in 1889 and it officially became the aperitif that the world knows today. In 1896 the iconic bottle was designed by Henri Porte and was eternalized in Picasso’s 1912 painting, “Verre et bouteille de Suze (Glass and bottle of Suze... Read More →
avatar for The Bitter End Bitters

The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Meet the Makers:Locally Preserved
Locally Preserved is a New Orleans company on a mission to preserve what is grown locally. Join Emily Vanlandingham from Locally Preserved to sample simple syrups, fruit syrups, and more! 


Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings
Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

10:00 AM

11:00 AM
  • Mr. Bitters

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM
  • El Guapo Bitters
  • Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

3:00 PM
  • Abbott's Aromatic Bitters

4:00 PM
  • Rare Botanical Bitters Company 'Truffe Amere'

5:00 PM


Personalities
avatar for Niki Ganong

Niki Ganong

Author
Author of The Field Guide to Drinking in America, A traveler's handbook to state liquor laws.
avatar for Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow

Barman/Brand Ambassador/Author, Cocktail Whisperer
Published author of five books on cocktails. First book, Apothecary Cocktails is in the top 1% of all spirits books on Amazon and was nominated for a Spirited Award at Tales of the Cocktail 2014. Whiskey Cocktails followed, then Bitters/Shrub Syrup Cocktails. My current release... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

We are delighted to introduce Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters - skilfully created using Irish hand foraged ingredients with Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Irish sloe berry was the object of our affection. With a careful approach of “A third for the Bird, A third for the Tree and A third... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

11:00am CDT

USBG Master Accreditation Testing
The USBG is offering live Master Accreditation testing for the Spirits Professional written, Advanced Bartender written and Advanced Bartender practical exams. Exams are $150 each for USBG members.

The are no pre-requisites for the Spirits Professional Exam. The Spirits Professional Exam must be passed prior to taking either the Advanced Bartender Written Exam or Advanced Bartender Practical Exam.

All exams will take place on Tuesday, July 14th at the Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter Hotel located at 541 Bourbon Street. Exams are scheduled between 11AM – 4PM. You will receive your scheduled exam time closer to the event date.

For more information and to register, please click on the link to the test you would like to register for:

MA Spirits Professional Exam Registration

MA Advanced Bartender – PRACTICAL Exam Registration 
<SPACE IS LIMITED… RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY>

MA Advanced Bartender – WRITTEN Exam Registration

Sponsors
avatar for United States Bartenders' Guild

United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Sheraton Four Points 541 Bourbon Street

12:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Cook Me Somethin' Mister
Join Kristen Preau from Cook Me Somethin' Mister to sample some delecious New Orleans style Jambalya! 

Tuesday July 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: La Canne Sugar
Tony Bonomolo will be showing off his collection La Canne Sugar, consisting of natural sugar flavours such as lavender, pecan, and ginger! You will have no problem finding the perfect accent to add to your favorite cocktail! 

Tuesday July 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

3:00pm CDT

The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show
The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show will broadcast live, on WGSO 990 AM, www.wgso.com and through the TuneIn Radio app in both Apple and Android formats, from Tales of the Cocktail®, 3-5 p.m., on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15. Listen to the real-time reports of all the happenings at Tales from guests, program speakers and sponsors.  

Tuesday July 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Criollo Restaurant at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Bittered Sling
Lauren Mote from Bittered Sling is joing us to demonstrate how to use our limited edition Tales of the Cocktail Bitters Pack! This retail line of high-quality, small-batch bitters uses homegrown and artisanal products that provide palate, plate and potion with a subtle-yet-exciting fusion of flavours.  

Tuesday July 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
avatar for Queork

Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations

9:30am CDT

Cocktail Kingdom Pop-Up Shop
Cocktail Kingdom, the world’s premier manufacturer and distributor of professional barware, will once again take over the gift shop of the Hotel Monteleone to present our pop-up shop at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

This year, in addition to having our full line of products available for purchase, Cocktail Kingdom’s pop-up shop will also be launching our newest barware collection. When stopping by for classic items such as the Yarai® Mixing Glasses, Koriko® Tins or Teardrop™ Barspoons, be sure to inquire about our exclusive new products that continue to incorporate the Cocktail Kingdom legacy of elegance with design and functionality. Also be sure to take advantage of our Tales pop-up special of free shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Meet the Poster Maker Robert Rodriguez
For the seventh consecutive year, Robert Rodriguez has lent his artistic talents in creating the Tales of the Cocktail® commemorative poster. Stop by throughout the week to meet Robert and get your signed copy of this year’s edition inspired by the 1940s cocktail bars and burlesque clubs of Bourbon Street. It will make for the perfect keepsake to remember the five spirited days you spent at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

Wednesday July 15, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Octavia Books Pop-Up Shop
If you’re looking to take home some inspiration from Tales of the Cocktail 2015, there’s no better place to stop than our on-site Octavia bookstore. Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, Shots of Inspiration returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.



Wednesday July 15, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Registration
The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your tickets and let our Tales of the Cocktail® team answer all your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. This year, select festivalgoers will be beta testing our new RFID bracelets that have been designed to improve the Tales experience. So make this your first stop before you head off into what is sure to be a historic Tales of the Cocktail® 2015. 

Wednesday July 15, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

The Bitter Market
What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

A complex and well balanced combination of over 30 various peels, herbs, roots, barks and flowers from the Peruvian forest including Quina and Sarrapia leaves, macerated and rested for six months in oak Barrels, then bottled to allow you to enhance the flavor of all your cocktail... Read More →
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl is a line of handcrafted, small-batch goods created by the founders of James restaurant in Brooklyn. Each one is an extension of our work at the restaurant and our passion for quality. We’re proud to say Cecil & Merl products are made in the United States with all-natural... Read More →
avatar for Crude Bitters & Sodas

Crude Bitters & Sodas

North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and the first bitters company to ever win a Good Food Award!
avatar for Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters is a 100% natural cocktail product originally made in Mexico City. We recently moved our production to Denver, and are proudly a Colorado business. Our bitters are produced in small batches using traditional methods. We source all of our ingredients from local companies... Read More →
avatar for Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

We are delighted to introduce Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters - skilfully created using Irish hand foraged ingredients with Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Irish sloe berry was the object of our affection. With a careful approach of “A third for the Bird, A third for the Tree and A third... Read More →
avatar for Luxardo

Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
avatar for Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country... Read More →
avatar for Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters was started by three botanists to make cocktail bitters that share the flavors and stories of interesting plants from around the world that we have encountered during research and field work. We draws upon over 200 different plants in our blends; all are sustainably... Read More →
avatar for Suze Bitters

Suze Bitters

Suze was born in 1885, the drink was perfected in 1889 and it officially became the aperitif that the world knows today. In 1896 the iconic bottle was designed by Henri Porte and was eternalized in Picasso’s 1912 painting, “Verre et bouteille de Suze (Glass and bottle of Suze... Read More →
avatar for The Bitter End Bitters

The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Meet the Makers: Moore and Giles
Moore and Giles is responsible for having the worlds largest collection of fine leather. Join Jim Meehan to see some of the fine leather bags and bartenders necessities they provide. 

Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings
Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
  • Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal: The Anatomy of Mezcal
  • Tiffany Soles: USBG
  • Cocktail Punk

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM


Personalities
avatar for Dale DeGroff

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 →
avatar for Dave Broom

Dave Broom

Dave Broom was born in Glasgow (Scotland) and has spent his working life in drink. He is chief engineer of www.scotchwhisky.com and writes for numerous international titles, including Whisky Advocate. He won Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2015 Spirited Awards. He’s written... Read More →
avatar for Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal

Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal

Founder / Writer and Educator, Montelobos Mezcal
Iván Saldaña is a premier agave plant and distillation master, an expert in tequila and mezcal, and a certified doctor with a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sussex in England. Born in Guadalajara, México, Iván has spent his life around agave, having worked on environmental... Read More →
avatar for Niki Ganong

Niki Ganong

Author
Author of The Field Guide to Drinking in America, A traveler's handbook to state liquor laws.
avatar for Noah Rothbaum

Noah Rothbaum

Chief Cocktail Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Noah Rothbaum is The Daily Beast's Chief Cocktail Correspondent. He is also the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels (Ten Speed Press), which was published in the spring of 2015, and the associate... Read More →
avatar for Robert Simonson

Robert Simonson

Spirits/Cocktail Writer, New York Times
Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits, bars and bartenders for the New York Times, where he had been a contributor since 2000. He is the author of the acclaimed 2014 book "The Old-Fashioned: The World's First Classic Cocktail" (Ten Speed Press). He is also a major contributor... Read More →
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Tim Federle

Described as “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” by the Huffington Post, Tim Federle writes books that range from internationally bestselling cocktail recipe guides to award-winning autobiographical novels for young readers. His books for adults... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Luxardo

Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
avatar for United States Bartenders' Guild

United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Small Change Finery
Keep your favorite spirit close to your heart with the Small Change Finery's hand stamped various liqour themed necklaces. Holly Williams will be on site to show you just how she hand-crafts her fine pieces of jewlery. 

Wednesday July 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

A Toast to Tales of the Cocktail®
Before all the seminars. Before all the tasting rooms. Before the demos, dinners and competitions. Before Tales of the Cocktail® officially kicks off, there is A Toast to Tales. The spirits are calling you to the steps of the Hotel Monteleone as Ann and Paul Tuennerman get everyone ready for the next five days with exciting news, 2015 Sazerac Seal of Approval recipients, Tales of the Cocktail® Ambassador recognition and introductions of some special guests. Then we’ll cap things off with a toast of Desert Lily, the official cocktail of this year’s festivities created by Pittsburgh’s Spencer Warren. Join us for this special event to get your Tales of the Cocktail® off to the perfect start.


Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: El Guapo Bitters
Scot Mattox, founder and CEO of El Guapo Bitters will be on site to sample his various flavors of locally produced bitters, and syrups. Come stop by and find the perfect accent to give more depth and flavour to your cocktails! 

Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

3:00pm CDT

The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show
The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show will broadcast live, on WGSO 990 AM, www.wgso.com and through the TuneIn Radio app in both Apple and Android formats, from Tales of the Cocktail®, 3-5 p.m., on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15. Listen to the real-time reports of all the happenings at Tales from guests, program speakers and sponsors.  

Wednesday July 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Criollo Restaurant at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Cocktail and Sons
Come taste Cocktail and Sons delcious all-natural syrups and meet the man behind it all the one and only Max Messier.   

Wednesday July 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Thursday, July 16
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
avatar for Queork

Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations

9:30am CDT

Cocktail Kingdom Pop-Up Shop
Cocktail Kingdom, the world’s premier manufacturer and distributor of professional barware, will once again take over the gift shop of the Hotel Monteleone to present our pop-up shop at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

This year, in addition to having our full line of products available for purchase, Cocktail Kingdom’s pop-up shop will also be launching our newest barware collection. When stopping by for classic items such as the Yarai® Mixing Glasses, Koriko® Tins or Teardrop™ Barspoons, be sure to inquire about our exclusive new products that continue to incorporate the Cocktail Kingdom legacy of elegance with design and functionality. Also be sure to take advantage of our Tales pop-up special of free shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Meet the Poster Maker Robert Rodriguez
For the seventh consecutive year, Robert Rodriguez has lent his artistic talents in creating the Tales of the Cocktail® commemorative poster. Stop by throughout the week to meet Robert and get your signed copy of this year’s edition inspired by the 1940s cocktail bars and burlesque clubs of Bourbon Street. It will make for the perfect keepsake to remember the five spirited days you spent at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

Thursday July 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Octavia Books Pop-Up Shop
If you’re looking to take home some inspiration from Tales of the Cocktail 2015, there’s no better place to stop than our on-site Octavia bookstore. Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, Shots of Inspiration returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.



Thursday July 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Registration
The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your tickets and let our Tales of the Cocktail® team answer all your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. This year, select festivalgoers will be beta testing our new RFID bracelets that have been designed to improve the Tales experience. So make this your first stop before you head off into what is sure to be a historic Tales of the Cocktail® 2015. 

Thursday July 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

The Bitter Market
What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

A complex and well balanced combination of over 30 various peels, herbs, roots, barks and flowers from the Peruvian forest including Quina and Sarrapia leaves, macerated and rested for six months in oak Barrels, then bottled to allow you to enhance the flavor of all your cocktail... Read More →
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl is a line of handcrafted, small-batch goods created by the founders of James restaurant in Brooklyn. Each one is an extension of our work at the restaurant and our passion for quality. We’re proud to say Cecil & Merl products are made in the United States with all-natural... Read More →
avatar for Crude Bitters & Sodas

Crude Bitters & Sodas

North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and the first bitters company to ever win a Good Food Award!
avatar for Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters is a 100% natural cocktail product originally made in Mexico City. We recently moved our production to Denver, and are proudly a Colorado business. Our bitters are produced in small batches using traditional methods. We source all of our ingredients from local companies... Read More →
avatar for Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

We are delighted to introduce Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters - skilfully created using Irish hand foraged ingredients with Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Irish sloe berry was the object of our affection. With a careful approach of “A third for the Bird, A third for the Tree and A third... Read More →
avatar for Luxardo

Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
avatar for Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country... Read More →
avatar for Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters was started by three botanists to make cocktail bitters that share the flavors and stories of interesting plants from around the world that we have encountered during research and field work. We draws upon over 200 different plants in our blends; all are sustainably... Read More →
avatar for Suze Bitters

Suze Bitters

Suze was born in 1885, the drink was perfected in 1889 and it officially became the aperitif that the world knows today. In 1896 the iconic bottle was designed by Henri Porte and was eternalized in Picasso’s 1912 painting, “Verre et bouteille de Suze (Glass and bottle of Suze... Read More →
avatar for The Bitter End Bitters

The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Meet the Makers: Twelve24 Cocktails
Troy Clarke will be showing off the Twelve24 products like USA built bags and aprons that provide the ultimate protection and portability for all equipment needs. Made of hard wearing industrial strength materials, they are specially designed to hold a full range of Bartenders' accessories; glassware and bitters bottles, tools of various dimensions, laptops and phones, cutting boards and all other essentials. 

Thursday July 16, 2015 10:00am - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings
Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM


Personalities
avatar for Dave Broom

Dave Broom

Dave Broom was born in Glasgow (Scotland) and has spent his working life in drink. He is chief engineer of www.scotchwhisky.com and writes for numerous international titles, including Whisky Advocate. He won Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2015 Spirited Awards. He’s written... Read More →
avatar for Davin de Kergommeaux

Davin de Kergommeaux

Writer & Author, Whisky Canada
Award-winning author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, contributor and feature writer for Whisky Advocate Magazine, contributing editor for Whisky Magazine, founder, Canadian Whisky Awards, whisky judge, public speaker.
HG

Heather Greene

Heather Greene is one of America’s leading whiskey experts, media’s newest “go-to” woman on the topic of brown spirits, and New York Times shortlisted author of Whiskey Distilled, A Populist Guide to the Water of Life on Viking Studio, an imprint of Random House Penguin... Read More →
avatar for Julie Reiner

Julie Reiner

Owner, Clover Club
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years, most notably with the opening of the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005), and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). As co-owner and beverage director of the Flatiron Lounge, Reiner drew much of her inspiration... Read More →
avatar for Noah Rothbaum

Noah Rothbaum

Chief Cocktail Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Noah Rothbaum is The Daily Beast's Chief Cocktail Correspondent. He is also the author of the book The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels (Ten Speed Press), which was published in the spring of 2015, and the associate... Read More →
avatar for Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Executive Editor, Imbibe
Paul Clarke is the executive editor of Imbibe magazine and the author of The Cocktail Chronicles (Spring House Press). A journalist who has specialized in spirits, cocktails and the culture of drink for nearly a decade, he has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Bava

Roberto Bava

CEO, Cocchi
Roberto Bava is the principal of Giulio Cocchi, the historical winery of Aperitifs and Sparkling wines in Asti. His cultural search for identity and authenticity brought him to establish the Institute of Vermouth di Torino with other 20 producers, and serve as President.

Sponsors
avatar for Crude Bitters & Sodas

Crude Bitters & Sodas

North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and the first bitters company to ever win a Good Food Award!
avatar for United States Bartenders' Guild

United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

1:30pm CDT

“Bond” with Rittenhouse presented by Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey

Come “Bond” with Rittenhouse at the Royal Sonesta. Choose from 1 of 3 Rittenhouse henna tattoos, including the Rittenhouse logo, Rittenhouse label art and a rendition of the actual bottled-in-bond tattoo of Whiskey Professor and Heaven Hill Whiskey Brand Ambassador Bernie Lubbers. While you’re there, make sure to grab some Rittenhouse swag to wear proudly and display your “Bond” with this World’s Best North American Whiskey.  

 


Personalities
avatar for Bernie Lubbers

Bernie Lubbers

The Whiskey Professor, Heaven Hill Brands
Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world's aging bourbon. He hosts the popular... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Evangeline Lobby of the Royal Sonesta

2:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: R. Murphy Knives
Jackson Cannon from R. Murphy Knives will be mixing things up by showing us all the wonderful uses of his bar knife in a cocktail demonstration. 

Thursday July 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

Mex-It Up with Jarritos!
Jarritos is coming to New Orlean in support of Tales of The Cocktail® to help locals & visitors Mex It Up! Come by the Hotel Monteleone from 2p - 4pm between July 16th - 18th to experience all the flavors & colors of Mexico. From instant classics like Tamarind  or Mandarin to our refreshing and lightly spiced Cola, Jarritos has a flavor to match any town and any mood. Show us how you Mex It Up w/Jarritos by tagging us at #MexItUp #Jarritos #TOTC.  Also be on the lookout for a our street team members cruising the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods when we bring the flavors to you so get ready to Mex It up!

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Standard Spoon
Meet Rachel Eva and Shawn Michael, the Standard Spoon creators, artists, designers, and dreamers. Standard Spoon serves the bartending and cocktail loving community by creating innovative new versions of the tools we use, with functionality, good design and integrity at the core of each concept.

Thursday July 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

11:59pm CDT

Cutty Sark Prohibition invites you to join us for the “USBG Toast
Cutty Sark Prohibition invites you to join us for the “USBG Toast”

Come join your fellow members for our annual Tales of the Cocktail® tradition.  Meet us at midnight on Thursday, July 17th.

240 Bourbon Street; at the corner of Bourbon and Bienville

Sponsors
avatar for United States Bartenders' Guild

United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 11:59pm - Friday July 17, 2015 1:00am CDT
Old Absinthe House 240 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Friday, July 17
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
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Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Friday July 17, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations

9:30am CDT

Cocktail Kingdom Pop-Up Shop
Cocktail Kingdom, the world’s premier manufacturer and distributor of professional barware, will once again take over the gift shop of the Hotel Monteleone to present our pop-up shop at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

This year, in addition to having our full line of products available for purchase, Cocktail Kingdom’s pop-up shop will also be launching our newest barware collection. When stopping by for classic items such as the Yarai® Mixing Glasses, Koriko® Tins or Teardrop™ Barspoons, be sure to inquire about our exclusive new products that continue to incorporate the Cocktail Kingdom legacy of elegance with design and functionality. Also be sure to take advantage of our Tales pop-up special of free shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Meet the Poster Maker Robert Rodriguez
For the seventh consecutive year, Robert Rodriguez has lent his artistic talents in creating the Tales of the Cocktail® commemorative poster. Stop by throughout the week to meet Robert and get your signed copy of this year’s edition inspired by the 1940s cocktail bars and burlesque clubs of Bourbon Street. It will make for the perfect keepsake to remember the five spirited days you spent at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

Friday July 17, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Octavia Books Pop-Up Shop
If you’re looking to take home some inspiration from Tales of the Cocktail 2015, there’s no better place to stop than our on-site Octavia bookstore. Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, Shots of Inspiration returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

Friday July 17, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Registration
The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your tickets and let our Tales of the Cocktail® team answer all your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. This year, select festivalgoers will be beta testing our new RFID bracelets that have been designed to improve the Tales experience. So make this your first stop before you head off into what is sure to be a historic Tales of the Cocktail® 2015. 

Friday July 17, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

The Bitter Market
What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

A complex and well balanced combination of over 30 various peels, herbs, roots, barks and flowers from the Peruvian forest including Quina and Sarrapia leaves, macerated and rested for six months in oak Barrels, then bottled to allow you to enhance the flavor of all your cocktail... Read More →
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl is a line of handcrafted, small-batch goods created by the founders of James restaurant in Brooklyn. Each one is an extension of our work at the restaurant and our passion for quality. We’re proud to say Cecil & Merl products are made in the United States with all-natural... Read More →
avatar for Crude Bitters & Sodas

Crude Bitters & Sodas

North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and the first bitters company to ever win a Good Food Award!
avatar for Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters is a 100% natural cocktail product originally made in Mexico City. We recently moved our production to Denver, and are proudly a Colorado business. Our bitters are produced in small batches using traditional methods. We source all of our ingredients from local companies... Read More →
avatar for Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

We are delighted to introduce Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters - skilfully created using Irish hand foraged ingredients with Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Irish sloe berry was the object of our affection. With a careful approach of “A third for the Bird, A third for the Tree and A third... Read More →
avatar for Luxardo

Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
avatar for Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country... Read More →
avatar for Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters was started by three botanists to make cocktail bitters that share the flavors and stories of interesting plants from around the world that we have encountered during research and field work. We draws upon over 200 different plants in our blends; all are sustainably... Read More →
avatar for Suze Bitters

Suze Bitters

Suze was born in 1885, the drink was perfected in 1889 and it officially became the aperitif that the world knows today. In 1896 the iconic bottle was designed by Henri Porte and was eternalized in Picasso’s 1912 painting, “Verre et bouteille de Suze (Glass and bottle of Suze... Read More →
avatar for The Bitter End Bitters

The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →


Friday July 17, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings
Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM


Personalities
avatar for David Wondrich

David Wondrich

Senior Resident Fellow, North Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers
David Wondrich is widely hailed as the world’s foremost authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The longtime Drinks Correspondent for Esquire magazine, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in Comparative Literature) is a five-time... Read More →
avatar for Fred Minnick

Fred Minnick

Author, Author
Author of Bourbon & Rum Books
avatar for Jared Brown

Jared Brown

Master Distiller, Sipsmith Limited
Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown made his first spirits at age ten after reading that early American colonists froze cider and lifted out the ice to concentrate the alcohol. As an adult (after a degree in hospitality from NYU, five years in operations at the Essex House Hotel... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Pogash

Jonathan Pogash

President/Owner, The Cocktail Guru
I am a father of 2, a husband to 1, and a mixer of drinks Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru,” is an educator and cocktail consultant for restaurants and beverage brands. With offices in New England and NYC, Jonathan's signature cocktails can be seen and enjoyed in many of North... Read More →
avatar for Julie Reiner

Julie Reiner

Owner, Clover Club
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years, most notably with the opening of the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005), and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). As co-owner and beverage director of the Flatiron Lounge, Reiner drew much of her inspiration... Read More →
avatar for Philip Greene

Philip Greene

Consultant/Brand Ambassador, Papa's Pilar Rum, Hemingway Rum Co.
Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian.  He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the Pentagon.  He is also one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.  He has presented at conferences, festivals... Read More →
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Tad Carducci

Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist and general bon vivant, with twenty-five years experience in the hospitality industry. He is one half of the dynamic duo known as the Tippling Bros., a New York based beverage consultancy dedicated to "spirituous advisement... Read More →
avatar for Tony Abou-Ganim

Tony Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country... Read More →
avatar for United States Bartenders' Guild

United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction... Read More →


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

11:00am CDT

Inside New Orleans with Eric Asher

Eric Asher is brining his WGSO radio program to Tales of the Cocktail® to fill the airwaves with all things cocktail. On Friday, July 17th from 11 am till 1 pm, Asher will broadcast live from the Hotel Monteleone as he discusses the week’s events and talks with some of the biggest names in the bar business. Stop by to see the show live as Eric and his special guests share even more insights into how some of the world’s best cocktails are made.


Friday July 17, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Carousel Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Home Malone
Established in 2011, Home Malone is run by a creative business woman, Kristen Malone, who turned her hobby and passion into a home-based business. She will be joining us to show off her cocktail inspired art. 

Friday July 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

1:30pm CDT

“Bond” with Rittenhouse presented by Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey

Come “Bond” with Rittenhouse at the Royal Sonesta. Choose from 1 of 3 Rittenhouse henna tattoos, including the Rittenhouse logo, Rittenhouse label art and a rendition of the actual bottled-in-bond tattoo of Whiskey Professor and Heaven Hill Whiskey Brand Ambassador Bernie Lubbers. While you’re there, make sure to grab some Rittenhouse swag to wear proudly and display your “Bond” with this World’s Best North American Whiskey.  

 


Personalities
avatar for Bernie Lubbers

Bernie Lubbers

The Whiskey Professor, Heaven Hill Brands
Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world's aging bourbon. He hosts the popular... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Evangeline Lobby of the Royal Sonesta

2:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Bull in China
Lucas Plant and Daniel Osborne from Bull in China, are two Portland-based bar industry vets who are incredibly excited to introduce you to their latest project. Join them to learn about what started as a passion for collecting vintage barware, and quickly turned into product development of one of their most prized possessions—the mixing glass. Bull in China was born out of a genuine hunger for finely crafted barware that is as durable as it is beautiful and is made in the USA.

Friday July 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

Mex-It Up with Jarritos!
Jarritos is coming to New Orlean in support of Tales of The Cocktail® to help locals & visitors Mex It Up! Come by the Hotel Monteleone from 2p - 4pm between July 16th - 18th to experience all the flavors & colors of Mexico. From instant classics like Tamarind  or Mandarin to our refreshing and lightly spiced Cola, Jarritos has a flavor to match any town and any mood. Show us how you Mex It Up w/Jarritos by tagging us at #MexItUp #Jarritos #TOTC.  Also be on the lookout for a our street team members cruising the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods when we bring the flavors to you so get ready to Mex It up!

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

4:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Bittered Sling
Lauren Mote from Bittered Sling is joing us to demonstrate how to use our limited edition Tales of the Cocktail Bitters Pack! This retail line of high-quality, small-batch bitters uses homegrown and artisanal products that provide palate, plate and potion with a subtle-yet-exciting fusion of flavours.  

Friday July 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Saturday, July 18
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
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Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Saturday July 18, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations

8:30am CDT

Novo Fogo Miles: A 5K Dash of Balance
Novo Fogo Miles is back! At last year's Tales, nearly 100 festival-goers displayed a commitment to striking a healthy balance in their lives by getting up for a refreshing morning jaunt along the Mississippi River. Some ran, some walked, and all finished feeling a little more energized than before.

While camaraderie and life balance are the order of the day, it's also a race! The city with the first five finishers and the city with the most finishers will each receive a $1,000 sponsorship from Novo Fogo to host an industry wellness event in their town. So rally your neighbors to join in the fun. Hometown pride is at stake!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please sign up here. 

Novo Fogo Miles Registration 

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Cocktail Kingdom Pop-Up Shop
Cocktail Kingdom, the world’s premier manufacturer and distributor of professional barware, will once again take over the gift shop of the Hotel Monteleone to present our pop-up shop at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

This year, in addition to having our full line of products available for purchase, Cocktail Kingdom’s pop-up shop will also be launching our newest barware collection. When stopping by for classic items such as the Yarai® Mixing Glasses, Koriko® Tins or Teardrop™ Barspoons, be sure to inquire about our exclusive new products that continue to incorporate the Cocktail Kingdom legacy of elegance with design and functionality. Also be sure to take advantage of our Tales pop-up special of free shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Meet the Poster Maker Robert Rodriguez
For the seventh consecutive year, Robert Rodriguez has lent his artistic talents in creating the Tales of the Cocktail® commemorative poster. Stop by throughout the week to meet Robert and get your signed copy of this year’s edition inspired by the 1940s cocktail bars and burlesque clubs of Bourbon Street. It will make for the perfect keepsake to remember the five spirited days you spent at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

Saturday July 18, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

Octavia Books Pop-Up Shop
If you’re looking to take home some inspiration from Tales of the Cocktail 2015, there’s no better place to stop than our on-site Octavia bookstore. Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, Shots of Inspiration returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

Saturday July 18, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

9:30am CDT

The Bitter Market
What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

Amargo Chuncho Bitters from Peru

A complex and well balanced combination of over 30 various peels, herbs, roots, barks and flowers from the Peruvian forest including Quina and Sarrapia leaves, macerated and rested for six months in oak Barrels, then bottled to allow you to enhance the flavor of all your cocktail... Read More →
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.
avatar for Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
avatar for Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters

Cecil & Merl is a line of handcrafted, small-batch goods created by the founders of James restaurant in Brooklyn. Each one is an extension of our work at the restaurant and our passion for quality. We’re proud to say Cecil & Merl products are made in the United States with all-natural... Read More →
avatar for Crude Bitters & Sodas

Crude Bitters & Sodas

North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and the first bitters company to ever win a Good Food Award!
avatar for Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters

Cure All Bitters is a 100% natural cocktail product originally made in Mexico City. We recently moved our production to Denver, and are proudly a Colorado business. Our bitters are produced in small batches using traditional methods. We source all of our ingredients from local companies... Read More →
avatar for Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters

We are delighted to introduce Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters - skilfully created using Irish hand foraged ingredients with Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Irish sloe berry was the object of our affection. With a careful approach of “A third for the Bird, A third for the Tree and A third... Read More →
avatar for Luxardo

Luxardo

LUXARDO® is Italy’s premier liqueur producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and managed by the sixth generation of the Luxardo Family. Based in Torreglia, located in the Veneto... Read More →
avatar for Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country... Read More →
avatar for Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters

Shoots and Roots Bitters was started by three botanists to make cocktail bitters that share the flavors and stories of interesting plants from around the world that we have encountered during research and field work. We draws upon over 200 different plants in our blends; all are sustainably... Read More →
avatar for Suze Bitters

Suze Bitters

Suze was born in 1885, the drink was perfected in 1889 and it officially became the aperitif that the world knows today. In 1896 the iconic bottle was designed by Henri Porte and was eternalized in Picasso’s 1912 painting, “Verre et bouteille de Suze (Glass and bottle of Suze... Read More →
avatar for The Bitter End Bitters

The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →


Saturday July 18, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Meet the Makers: Milk Studio
Mindy Kleinke from Milk Studio will be showing us their custom Tales of the Cocktail coasters and various cocktail scented candels. 

Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

10:00am CDT

Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings
Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
  • Jack McGarry & Sean MuldoonThe Dead Rabbit: The Mixed Drinks Menu, Third Edition
  • Fabbri Amarena Cherries

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM


Personalities
avatar for Alex Day

Alex Day

Partner, Proprietors LLC
Geeky bartender when possible, professional bartender wrangler in practice. Co-owner of Proprietors LLC, Death & Co, Nitecap, 151, Honeycut, The Normandie Club, and The Walker Inn. Co-author of "Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails."
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Proprietor, ProprietorsLLC
David Kaplan is the founder and co-owner of Death & Company, a New York City nightlife destination, as well as the founder and co-owner of Proprietors LLC, a full service hospitality company, with Alex Day and Devon Tarby. David has worked in the hospitality business since the age... Read More →
avatar for David Wondrich

David Wondrich

Senior Resident Fellow, North Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers
David Wondrich is widely hailed as the world’s foremost authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The longtime Drinks Correspondent for Esquire magazine, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in Comparative Literature) is a five-time... Read More →
avatar for Jack McGarry

Jack McGarry

Co-Founder, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Jack McGarry is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog’s co-founder and operating partner, who also created its extensive historically-based drinks program. In July 2013, he was honored with the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year award. He is its youngest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Executive Editor, Imbibe
Paul Clarke is the executive editor of Imbibe magazine and the author of The Cocktail Chronicles (Spring House Press). A journalist who has specialized in spirits, cocktails and the culture of drink for nearly a decade, he has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →
avatar for Tad Carducci

Tad Carducci

Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist and general bon vivant, with twenty-five years experience in the hospitality industry. He is one half of the dynamic duo known as the Tippling Bros., a New York based beverage consultancy dedicated to "spirituous advisement... Read More →
avatar for Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow

Barman/Brand Ambassador/Author, Cocktail Whisperer
Published author of five books on cocktails. First book, Apothecary Cocktails is in the top 1% of all spirits books on Amazon and was nominated for a Spirited Award at Tales of the Cocktail 2014. Whiskey Cocktails followed, then Bitters/Shrub Syrup Cocktails. My current release... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Bittercube

Bittercube

Recognized as innovators in the craft bitters scene since 2009, Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.


Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

12:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: W&P Design
Eric Prum & Josh Williams, the creaters of W&P Design, have created everything from cocktail books to a unique mason jar tap. Don't miss out and make sure to come and snag one of their awesome cocktail carry on kits for the trip home! 

Saturday July 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

Meet the Makers: Bittered Sling
Lauren Mote from Bittered Sling is joing us to demonstrate how to use our limited edition Tales of the Cocktail Bitters Pack! This retail line of high-quality, small-batch bitters uses homegrown and artisanal products that provide palate, plate and potion with a subtle-yet-exciting fusion of flavours.  

Saturday July 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm CDT

Mex-It Up with Jarritos!
Jarritos is coming to New Orlean in support of Tales of The Cocktail® to help locals & visitors Mex It Up! Come by the Hotel Monteleone from 2p - 4pm between July 16th - 18th to experience all the flavors & colors of Mexico. From instant classics like Tamarind  or Mandarin to our refreshing and lightly spiced Cola, Jarritos has a flavor to match any town and any mood. Show us how you Mex It Up w/Jarritos by tagging us at #MexItUp #Jarritos #TOTC.  Also be on the lookout for a our street team members cruising the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods when we bring the flavors to you so get ready to Mex It up!

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Front Steps of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Sunday, July 19
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
avatar for Queork

Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Sunday July 19, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations

10:30am CDT

Ms. Linda’s Ya-Ka-Mein Pick-Me-Up
After going for four straight days and nights at Tales of the Cocktail®, you might need a pick-me-up to power through that final day. Well we have you covered. On Sunday morning we’ll be serving the first 500 people to arrive a hot cup of Ms. Linda’s famous Ya-Ka-Mein, a soup made with beef, noodles, egg and a whole bunch of seasoning that Linda will never reveal. Stop by to get your cup as you head off to make the most of the last day of Tales of the Cocktail® 2015.

First come, first serve! Get there early!


Sunday July 19, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Criollo Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone

11:30am CDT

Father Bill Blessing

Do not neglect hospitality; for through it, some have unknowingly entertained angels.” We will gather for a few moments in beautiful Jackson Square Park to recognize that what Tales of the Cocktail® celebrates, uplifts, improves and advances is not merely a good time or a good drink—it is the warmth of human companionship that binds, that builds, that restores. It is not too much to say that the work of hospitality is a work of healing. So we will share a moment of post-Tales healing before we go our separate ways after another fantastic Tales. A Farewell message and blessing will be offered by Honorary CAP Fr. Bill Dailey, CSC.


Speakers
avatar for Father Bill Dailey

Father Bill Dailey

Thomas More Fellow, Center for Ethics & Culture, University of Notre Dame
Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C., is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and serves at Notre Dame Law School as a Lecturer in Law. Fr. Bill earned his B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and attended Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan... Read More →


Sunday July 19, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Jackson Square 700 Decatur Street
 
Monday, July 20
 

TBA

Shop Local
Laginappe is a little something we say in New Orleans when someone gives us a little something extra. During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®, stores around the city will be offering you some lagniappe for shopping local. Stop at these select local shops and show them your Tasting Room wristband when you make a purchase for a little gift to take home with you. It’s a little way of saying thank you for keeping it local during your time in New Orleans.

Personalities
avatar for Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter

Meyer The Hatter is The South's Largest Hat Store. We sell quality felt and straw hats for men and women from the world's leading headwear manufacturers: Biltmore - Bailey - Dobbs - Dorfman Pacific - Kangol - Stetson and many more. We invite fans of Tales of the Cocktail® to stop... Read More →
avatar for Queork

Queork

The cork store! All things made with genuine cork fabric including bags, phone cases, shoes and more.
avatar for The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this an American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2015 TBA
Various Locations Various Locations