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Tuesday, July 14
 

5:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Meet the Maestro with Diplomatico Master Distiller Tito Cordero at French 75
French 75 Featuring Diplomatico Rum

Kick of your Tales of the Cocktail® with Tito Cordero, Diplomatico Ron Maestro and two time winner of Distiller of the Year at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards, to explore one of the most awarded rums in the world both neat and in cocktails crafted by French 75’s own Chris Hannah paired with Leo Robitschek of the NOMAD in New York.

Rum Diplomático was established in 1959 out of a partnership between Venezuela’s best rum distilleries and Seagram’s International, and its Reserva Exclusiva formed part of their “Rare Rums of The Carribean” collection. After Seagram’s sold the distilleries back to its Venezuela distillers and operators, Rum Diplomático continued to build on its past success. The Rum Diplomático distilleries were the first in Venezuela to be certified with ISO 14001 in recognition of its environmental initiatives. In 2014, Drinks International revealed that Rum Diplomático is the #1 Trending Rum in America’s Hottest Bars.


Personalities
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Leo Robitschek

A native of Venezuela, Leo began his career in hospitality while attending the University of Miami. Shortly after graduating he moved to New York City where he developed an appreciation for a well-crafted cocktail using seasonal ingredients and a diverse array of spirits. He quickly... Read More →
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Tito Cordero

Maestro Ronero, Rum Diplomatico
A chemical engineer born in Venezuela, Tito Cordero graduated from the Polytechnic University of Barquisimento. Tito joined DUSA in 1988 and has been working with Diplomático since its creation. Through the years he has acquired the experience and expertise necessary to fulfill his... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday July 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Arnaud's French 75 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112

6:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Here’s Looking at You, Kid
The Cocktail Bar at The Windsor Court Featuring William Grant

Here’s Looking at You, Kid. Starring Charlotte Voisey and Kent Westmoreland. Cocktails inspired by classic noir films and fiction.

Featured Cocktails:

Kiss Me Deadly (inspired by the novel Kiss Me Deadly)
Reyka Vodka, Sweet Vermouth, Apricot Brandy

Gilda’s Mimosa (inspired by the film Gilda)
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Averna, Orange Juice, Prosecco

Redemption of Baronne Street (inspired by the novel Baronne Street)
Hendricks Gin, Rose Water, Grapefruit Juice, Cucumber, Tonic Water

The Dane’s Twist (inspired by the film Miller’s Crossing)
Tullamore Dew, Sweet Vermouth, Cointreau

Poisoned Rose (Inspired by Lauren Bacall)
Hendrick’s gin, Lillet Rouge, apple and fresh lemon shaken with rose petal infused simple syrup and orange bitters

Treacle Noir (for Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep)
Flor de Cana 18, coffee liqueur, crème de cacao and Solerno stirred with The Bittered Sling Chocolat Malagache

Double Indemnity
Montelobos Mezcal, Maderia Wine, Lillet Rouge, egg white and fresh pineapple

 

Personalities
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Charlotte Voisey

Director of Advocacy, William Grant & Sons
Best American Brand Ambassador, two times Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard recognition, regular TV appearances including a trip to London to cover the Royal Wedding with CBS News make for exciting times for British born mixologist Charlotte Voisey.A... Read More →
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Kent Westmoreland

Cocktail Purist. And all that implies., Cocktail Bar @ The Windsor Court Hotel
As passionate about people as he is knowledgeable about classic cocktails, Kent Westmoreland is right at home behind the bar getting to know his customers and recommending new drinks in place of old standbys. His expertise in classic and craft cocktails proves instrumental in his... Read More →

Sponsors
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William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons


Tuesday July 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Cocktail Bar at The Windsor Court 300 Gravier St

7:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Bols is Back! (in the 80s) with Kimberly Patton-Bragg and Kate Gerwin
Bols is Back! 

Join the most dynamic duo since Batman and Robin: KPB & Aidan Demerest at the glammest event since 1988.

The room will flow with 80’s swag, the drink fountain will let the blue cocktails flow. And you can let your epic moves flow during the ultimate 80’s lip sync battle, MC’d by Kate Gerwin and her Girls with Bols.

80’s attire is of course encouraged; if you have no room in the suitcase we will let you borrow some of ours.  

Bring the Noise…Tuesday 7pm at the Three Muses.

 


Personalities
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Kate Gerwin

World Champion/Global Brand Ambassador, Lucas Bols
Kate is the General Manager of HSL Hospitality in Bismarck, North Dakota. She oversees the operation of three bars, a restaurant, catering facility and retail operation, and has owned and operated her own award winning establishments. She is the current BATW World Champion and has... Read More →
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Kimberly Patton-Bragg

General Manager/Head Barkeep, Three Muses
A restaurant-industry veteran with twenty years of experience under her belt, managing partner and bar program director Kimberly Patton-Bragg was recently chosen by askmen.com as one of the top ten female bartenders in the country. Several publications have featured Kimberly’s original cocktails, including Imbibe, The New York Times, Nightclub & Bar, Saveur, Food & Wine, and the Times-Picayune. She is featured in the cookbook companion to HBO’s Tre... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday July 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Three Muses

10:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Summer & Smoke w/ Kimberly Patton-Bragg, Misty Kalkofen, and Otis Florence presented by Bond & Royal Spirits Co.
Three Muses Featuring Bond & Royal

Summer & Smoke
Join Misty Kalkofen, Otis Florence and Kimberly Patton-Bragg for an evening of “Summer and Smoke”.  An evening of music and cocktails inspired by the great Tennessee Williams from the Bond & Royal portfolio including Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Campo de Encanto Pisco, Siete Leguas Tequila, Banks Rum, Pere Magloire Calvados, and Dimmi Liquore.  Stretch out of the quarter to Frenchmen Street to Three Muses where there will be music performed by the fabulous Shotgun Jazz Band.

Personalities
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Kimberly Patton-Bragg

General Manager/Head Barkeep, Three Muses
A restaurant-industry veteran with twenty years of experience under her belt, managing partner and bar program director Kimberly Patton-Bragg was recently chosen by askmen.com as one of the top ten female bartenders in the country. Several publications have featured Kimberly’s original cocktails, including Imbibe, The New York Times, Nightclub & Bar, Saveur, Food & Wine, and the Times-Picayune. She is featured in the cookbook companion to HBO’s Tre... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:00pm - Wednesday July 15, 2015 12:00am
Three Muses
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

4:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Paul Gustings and David Wondrich at The Empire Bar Presented by Laird's
The Empire Bar at Broussard's Featuring Laird's

With a history stretching back to 1698, there is no more traditional spirit in America than the Laird company’s fine apple brandies. Likewise, it would be difficult to find two contemporary mixologists more devoted to the traditional way of making drinks than Paul Gustings and David Wondrich—or rather, one contemporary mixologist and one contemporary bartender (Gustings hates to be called a “mixologist,” but then again he hates a lot of things). Heading the bar at the iconic Broussard’s, Gustings has expanded the collective palate of New Orleans one drink at a time, while  Wondrich, a man renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of spirits as well as his impressive beard, literally wrote the book on the pre-Prohibition cocktail.

 

Personalities
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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 →
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Paul Gustings

Paul Gustings has been a heavy-hitter in the bartending community for the past 35 years. His efforts at Broussard's alone have garnered the recognition of Esquire Magazine, The New York Times, The Esquire Channel, and scores of craft cocktail aficionados and writers throughout the... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Broussard's 819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

4:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Storied Spirits w/ Ricky Gomez, Jim Meehan, Misty Kalkofen, and Otis Florence presented by Bond & Royal Spirits Co.
Compere Lapin Featuring Bond & Royal

Storied Spirits
What better way to kick off your week at Tales than seeing friendly faces in beautiful new spaces!  Join us at the new Compere Lapin and start your week on a great foot. Ricky Gomez, Jim Meehan, Misty Kalkofen and Otis Florence will be serving up some of their favorite cocktails featuring the Bond & Royal portfolio including Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Campo de Encanto Pisco, Siete Leguas Tequila, Banks Rum, Pere Magloire Calvados, and Dimmi Liquore.  We’ll get you set up with all of the spirited essentials for the week while enjoying special sips and gorgeous cocktails with friends and family! 

Personalities
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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Compere Lapin

5:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Raise Your Mule! at Tableau

Tableau Featuring Stoli

Thirsty for more? Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 and Stoli Vodka bring back the Dynamic Duo to celebrate one of America’s trendiest and most original cocktails, The Moscow Mule. Stoli invites you to raise your copper mug alongside your fellow Stoli Mule lovers and embark on the Stoli Mule experience with our renowned Stoli mixologists and talented local mixologists. Learn all about the Stoli Mule, personalize copper mugs and get your creative juices (and ginger beer) flowing for an interactive two hours of all things Stoli Mule.

Think you have what it takes to create your own Mule recipe? It’s time to show us what you’ve got. Dynamic Duo events will feature original Stoli Mule recipes created by guests and local NoLa bartenders. Show off your creations with the hashtag #RaiseYourMule @Stoli on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


Personalities
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Dickie Brennan

Dickie Brennan & Company
A third generation New Orleans restaurateur of the famed Brennan family, Dickie grew up just two blocks from Commander’s Palace. In the 1970s and under the tutelage of Chef Paul Prudhomme, Dickie worked with Commander’s Palace as they led the American Regional Cuisine movement... Read More →
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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

Wednesday July 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tableau 616 St Peter St

6:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Brennan's Featuring Nicolas Feuillatte and Balsam
Brennan's Featuring Nicolas Feuillatte and Balsam

This Dynamic Duo is one not to be missed. Join Brennan’s Bar Chef, Lu Brow and Hum Spirits Co-Founder, Adam Seger as they stir up custom created Champagne Cocktails for your bubbly sipping pleasure. Take in the newly, remarkably renovated scene at the iconic Brennan’s while delighting in sparkling sips, getting your Champagne knowledge on with Master Sommelier, Robert Bigelow and mingling with New York Champagne Week Founder, Blaine Ashley too.

Personalities
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Adam Seger

Founding Partner, HUM Botanical Spirits, BALSAM Spirits and Truffe Amere Bitters Companies Corporate
BIO ADAM SEGER CCP An alumnus of Michelin Starred restaurants Chez Julien in Strasbourg, TRU in Chicago and The French Laundry in Napa Valley, Certified Culinary Professional and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger takes a chef's approach behind the bar, being called appropriately... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brennan's 417 Royal St

7:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Tiki Tocky - The Past & Future of Tiki Cocktails featuring Ryan Chetiyawardana and Brian Kientz
Tujague's Featuring Rums of Puerto Rico

Join us at Tujague's, an iconic and historically significant American bar & restaurant, as we embark on a journey to connect the past with the future, living vicariously through Puerto Rico's finest rum brands. Brian Kientz and his team at Tugague's will join forces with Ryan Chetiyawardana - a.k.a Mr. Lyan - to turn rum classics into futuristic, mouth watering libations. Come enjoy your fill of Bacardi 8, Caliche, Trigo Reserva, Ron del Barrillito 3 Stars and more... 

Speakers
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Ryan Chetiyawardana

Mr Lyan!, Mr Lyan
Ryan (A.K.A Mr Lyan) has been involved in several of the UK’s best bars for over a decade. He helped take the last four of these including Bramble, 69 Colebrooke Row and The Whistling Shop onto national titles and all featured in the Top 40 World’s Best Bars for Drinks International... Read More →

Personalities
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Brian Kientz

Bartender, Sazerac Bar
Growing up in New Orleans, inspired by the city’s great culinary traditions, I began my career in the kitchen but realized I wanted to be behind the bar. Success in competitions, including winning State of the Art 2014, and the satisfaction I get in serving well-crafted, creative... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 15, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tujague's Restaurant 823 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130

8:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Kevin Hurley, Jacob Tschetter, and Becca June at Bourbon O Presented by Teeling

Mardi Gras Meets The Spirit of Dublin
The Spirit of Dublin is alive with Teeling Irish Whiskey at the Bourbon O Bar on Wednesday July 15thfrom 8pm – 10pm! Come learn about Teeling Whiskey and the impact that Irish Culture has had on New Orleans and enjoy traditional Mardi Gras/NOLA style cocktails.

Three unique cocktail creations showcasing the versatility of the Teeling will be served up by, The Bearded Alchemist, aka Jacob Tschetter; head of mixology at The Jeffrey in NYC, Kevin Hurley; Teeling Irish Whiskey’s Global Brand Ambassador and Becca June; lead bartender at Bourbon O Bar.

Live Irish Music will also be on the menu as well as some favorite New Orleans bites.


Personalities
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Becca June

Lead Bartender, Bourbon O Bar
Portland native raised by a chef and hospitality controller with 17 years of industry experience. I moved to New Orleans two years ago to join the Bourbon O family, embracing the beauty and quirks of New Orleans. I am a former board member of both e USBG Portland and New Orleans... Read More →
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Jacob Tschetter

The Bearded Alchemist
I originally hail from Madison Wisconsin.  I come from a long line of working class folks, as well as bakers and cooks. In my household, taste was always paramount. We may not have been rich, but we could make the most out of what we had.  I once spent an entire day going through... Read More →
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Kevin Hurley

Global Brand Ambassador, The Teeling Whiskey Company
Kevin has been working in the drinks industry in Ireland for over 15 years and brings a wealth of experience and creativity to this exciting role. As Global Brand Ambassador for TWC, Kevin is in charge of the overall promotion of the brand through education of the Teeling portfolio... Read More →

Sponsors
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Teeling Irish Whiskey

Jack Teeling founded the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012 to bring back an independent voice to the Irish whiskey category. His brother Stephen Teeling joined him in 2013 as Sales & Marketing Director and is a co-owner in the business. The Teeling Whiskey Company aims to be Ireland’s... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bourbon O 730 Bourbon Street
 
Thursday, July 16
 

3:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Spanish Brandy: It’s a Thing!
Sylvain Featuring Torres Brandy

Join Sylvain’s Bar Manager, Darrin Ylisto and the Principal Bartender of the iconic Plaza Hotel NYC’s Palm Court Bar, James Menite as they mix up Torres Brandy Cocktails in Sylvain’s breezy courtyard. We’ll be ‘taking you away to Spain’ for an afternoon reprieve with creative Brandy sips, Torres wine by the glass offerings and complimentary jamon iberico too. This Dynamic Duo guarantees a break from the hustle and bustle and offers a brief escape in the heart of all the action.




Thursday July 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sylvain 625 Chartres St

4:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Mandarine Napoleon featuring Marc De Kuyper with Ann and Paul Tuennerman
Napoleon House Featuring Mandarine Napoleon

Mandarine Napoleon Presents Marc De Kuyper Behind The Bar At Napoleon House

In the spirit of the infamous French emperor, an epic duo will conquer the bar and craft delicious Mandarine Napoléon cocktails at the 200-year-old New Orleans landmark, Napoleon House.

Behind the bar will be a legendary industry leader joining Marc de Kuyper, 11th generation of De Kuyper Royal Distillers and brand owner of Mandarine Napoléon, the 19th century citrus liqueur created for Napoléon Bonaparte.

Together, Marc, Ann, and Paul will pour a tantalizing selection of specialty recipes, signature and classic Mandarine Napoléon cocktails. This dynamic duo will conquer the happy hour scene from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and is a not-to-be-missed experience at Tales of the Cocktail® this year!

 

Speakers
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Ann Tuennerman

Founder, Tales of the Cocktail
Ann Tuennerman is the Founder & Executive Director of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, which draws cocktail professionals from around the country to New Orleans each year. Ann and her husband Paul founded the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation... Read More →
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Paul Tuennerman

Chief Business Office & Co-Owner, Tales of the Cocktail
Paul Tuennerman is Chief Business Officer and Co-Owner of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s must-attend cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 100,000 drinks experts and libations enthusiasts from as far away as China, Kenya... Read More →

Personalities
Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Napoleon House 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

6:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Fortaleza Family Face Off

Felipe's Featuring Tequila Fortaleza

Fortaleza Family Face Off

Guillermo and Billy Erickson, the men behind Fortaleza Tequila, will be stepping away from the stills and walking behind the stick. We know they can make tequila, but can they hang? They’ll be joining Nathan Dalton and the Felipe’s Taqueria crew to bridge the gap between the bottle and the face.

Featured Cocktails:

The Abuelos Margarita
Anejo Old Fashioned
Beat and Praline Sangrita
Roasted Agave Margarita
The Billy Stick


Personalities
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Nathan Dalton

Bar Director, Tiki Tolteca and Felipe\'s Taqueria
Nathan Dalton is the Food and Beverage Director for the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans, which is a Peruvian cafe and bar. Nathan has always nurtured a passion for Latin American cocktails, in particular those from Peru, and travels for research as much possible. Previously, he was... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Felipe's Taqueria 301 N Peters St

6:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Tremendous Trinity Tackles Tiki Titans! Featuring Martin Cate, Nick Detrich & Paul McGee
Cane & Table Featuring Flor De Cana

The Dynamic Duo so powerful they sprouted a third head! Get ready for a night of rum-filled misadventures when three modern masters of the exotic cocktail pour their takes on three vintage drinks from the big three: Donn Beach, Trader Vic, and Steve Crane!  With a little help from our friends at Flor De Cana, you’ll find respite from the NOLA heat inside the historic confines of Decatur Street’s own Cane & Table. Sip on refreshing rummy libations lovingly served by Nick Detrich (co-owner, Cane & Table, bartender, and affable ginger), Paul McGee (co-owner Lost Lake Chicago, bartender, and beard connoisseur), and Martin Cate (owner Smuggler’s Cove San Francisco, plays a bartender at Tales). The seductive sounds of bongo drums and electric drink mixers will guide you to safe haven in our rum-filled port! Come thirsty! 


Speakers
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Martin Cate

Owner, Smuggler's Cove
Martin Cate is a rum and exotic cocktail expert and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove San Francisco. Smuggler’s Cove features the largest rum selection in the United States and features cocktails from over three centuries of rum history. The Sunday Times of London has named... Read More →

Personalities
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Nick Detrich

Managing Partner of Cane & Table, Cure Co.
Nick Detrich is a New Orleans-based bartender and managing partner of Cure Co.’s Cane&Table. After joining the staff at Cure, he ascended the ranks to bar manager and was on the opening management team for Bellocq. After two successful rum pop-ups, Detrich set his sights on opening... Read More →

Sponsors
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Flor de Caña

Slow aged rum from Nicaragua


Thursday July 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cane & Table 1113 Decatur St

7:00pm

Dynamic Duo: The Nordic influence on Modern Classics with Cure, Ruby & PDT
Cure Featuring Diageo Reserve Brands

4905 Freret Street
Presented by Diageo Reserve Brands
Featuring Rasmus Shepherd-Lomborg & Nick Kobbernagel of Ruby Copenhagen, Jim Meehan of PDT New York, and Neal Bodenheimer, Ryan Gannon & Nick Jarrett of Cure New Orleans

Thursday, July 16 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Danish cocktail culture started around the same time as the Nordic food scene started to develop and made its entry to the world.

In the search for their own identity, bartenders got inspired by the Nordic chefs seeking local produce and flavors. After opening their minds and their guests palates towards this, a new approach to cocktails was born.

Keywords for Ruby, is to be inspired by the ever changing seasons of Copenhagen which makes the guests crave new flavors and innovations, being able to use the best ingredients in season.

Looking upon the cocktail as a creation of its surroundings to make the exact spirit shine in a new and different way, with a link to the classic cocktail culture.

This year at Tales of the cocktail®, Ruby will be joining creative forces with PDT and Cure for a memorable experience of Nordic inspired thinking, to create cocktail interpretations of their menus.


Personalities
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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues... Read More →
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Neal Bodenheimer

Owner, Cure, Cane & Table, and Bellocq
Born in New Orleans, Bodenheimer began working in a bar at age 18. After graduating from theUniversity of Texas at Austin, he embarked on a year- long trip around the world with a focus on exploring food and beverage traditions. Hungry to get back to the states and start working... Read More →
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Nicholas Jarrett

Bartender, The Saint/Cure
Nicholas Jarrett is an itinerant bartender based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Previously found regularly behind such bars in Philadelphia and New York City as APO, the Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company, Dram, Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge, & Bushwick Country Club, he currently... Read More →
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Nick Kobbernagel Hovind

Operation Manager, Ruby
RS

Rasmus Shepherd-Lomborg

Ruby Copenhagen
Early experience: worked a few dubious beer & shot bars in Copenhagen then started as a trainee chef, and went to Edinburgh as part of an internship. Started clearing tables in a local cocktail bar Henry's on the side in the evenings, while he was doing chef training during the... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cure 4905 Freret St

8:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Copper & Kings Mixt&pe TOTC Edition with Josh Durr and Adrienne Miller
Bar Tonique Featuring Copper & Kings

Copper & Kings Brandy American Brandy would like to invite you to a special Tales of the Cocktail Dance Party edition of the Mixt&pe @ Bar Tonique !

The Mixt&pe :
In different cities across the U.S., bartenders choose from their musical influences to create unique cocktails with Copper & Kings American Brandy. These drinks are inspired by a particular artist and album. It's rock 'n' roll paired with cocktails at some of the top bars, featuring top bartenders.

Your Bartenders:
Adrienne Miller from Bar Tonique
Big Freedia - “Just be Free”

Josh Durr & Adam Geissler from Hawthorn Beverage Group
Mark Farina - “Mushroom Jazz”

Personalities
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Adam Geissler

Account Manager, Hawthorn Beverage Group
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Adrienne Miller

Bar Manager, Toups Meatery/Toups South/Bar Tonique
Adrienne Miller is the Bar Manager at Toups Meatery and Toups South, and still the Queen of the Dummies at Bar Tonique. You can always catch her between one of these three places shaking a Ramos Gin Fizz, or serving up one of her world famous Tito's and soda. Adrienne has been doing... Read More →
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Josh Durr

Founder, Hawthorn Beverage Group
It all started in Lawrenceburg, KY home of some of the best Bourbon distilleries in the world, and where Josh grew up. He has been immersed in spirit culture since he was very young, a large portion of his family still works in some capacity for the distilleries in Lawrencerburg... Read More →

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Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

We use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional craft-distilled, natural, Pure Pot-still brandies.Our brandies are batch distilled in Louisville, KY exclusively in copper pot-stills, and are non-chill filtered with no added sugar, boise (powdered oak, shavings or... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar Tonique 830 N. Rampart St
 
Friday, July 17
 

3:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Borinquen Night with Julio Cabrera and Nick Detrich
Cane & Table Featuring Rums of Puerto Rico

Borinquen Night

A night that celebrates the Puerto Rican Nightlife with music, cigars, and of course, drinks. Julio Cabrera and Nick Detrich will be collaborating with Rums of Puerto Rico to transform the Spanish style courtyard at Cane & Table into a taste of Puerto Rican nightlife.


Personalities
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Julio Cabrera

Managing Partner, The Regent Cocktail Club. Miami
Julio Cabrera is a world renowned bartender whose career has spanned over 25 years. His tenures have included Italy, Mexico, his native Cuba, and currently Miami. He graduated with high honors at the Hotel and TourismUniversity at trainer capacity in Nicosia, Cypress in 1991. He... Read More →
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Nick Detrich

Managing Partner of Cane & Table, Cure Co.
Nick Detrich is a New Orleans-based bartender and managing partner of Cure Co.’s Cane&Table. After joining the staff at Cure, he ascended the ranks to bar manager and was on the opening management team for Bellocq. After two successful rum pop-ups, Detrich set his sights on opening... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cane & Table 1113 Decatur St

4:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Classic & Vintage Second Annual World Foosball Championship at the W French Quarter Courtyard

Join an incredible cast of international bartenders who will be mixing up cocktails featuring the spirits from the Classic & Vintage collection while guests, representing countries from around the world, compete for the second annual Classic & Vintage Tales of the Cocktail World Cup in the W French Quarter Courtyard.

Assembled in 2009, the Classic & Vintage Collection is a portfolio of specialized spirits, founded by Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE). The Portfolio represents a dynamic and diverse group of products that promote quality and accessibility within the cocktail culture across the U.S. This spirits set is an unprecedented collection of gems, each with a distinct and relevant story.


Personalities
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Orlando Marzo

Eau de Vie Melbourne
Orando Marzo is a professional cocktail bartender who has over 10 years experience working in multiple countries around the globe. After completing a 5year hospitality high school diploma he relocated to Rimini, Italy where his drinks service career began. Here he had the pleasure... Read More →
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Salvatore Tafuri

Salvatore Tafuri was born in Sicily (Italy) and his sunny region clearly inspires his enoyable approach to life. He earned his certification in bartending with the Associazione Italiana Barmen e Soci Sostenitori (A.I.B.E.S.) before specializing in bar management consulting and cocktail... 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 →

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Friday July 17, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The W French Quarter 316 Chartres St

5:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Kirk & Sweeney Rum “Takes you to the Caribbean”
Kirk & Sweeney Rum “Takes you to the Caribbean”

New Orleans is steeped in Caribbean influence and its culture has a hereditary affinity for rum… Kirk and Sweeney Rum and the newly modernized Q&C Hotel have joined together to “take you to the Caribbean”. Featuring our Dynamic Duo of Bartenders, Kirk and Sweeney Rum cocktails, island fare and entertainment – this event is open to all, with complimentary Caribbean snacks and spirit samplings as well as fabulous island drinks and food for purchase. Our Dynamic Duo of Bartenders: With a culinary background and knack for creating bold and balanced cocktails, P-J Hanne has been caressing the taste buds of imbibers for over 10 years. He now bartends and manages the exciting Q&C Hotel Bar tucked between the French Quarter and the Wharehouse/Arts District - a modern, elegant bar with a creative cocktail menu. Carmine Potenza is currently the general manager of The Other Bar on Freret and creates unique draft cocktails for the Indie music venue Gasa Gasa. Carmine believes in fun first and foremost behind the bar and is psyched to join PJ Hanne for this Dynamic Duo event. “KIRK AND SWEENEY” was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition. Kirk and Sweeney Rum is a true 12 year-old rum crafted in the Dominican Republic from sugarcane and aged in American Oak, come taste our 12 year rum. Our Dynamic Duo of NOLA Bartenders will highlight our rum’s bold, ripe and sweet vanilla flavors in their Caribbean inspired batches of punch and other offerings alike. The Q&C culinary team will tie it all in with their food pairings, entertainment, and our entire portfolio on display for the tasting, don’t miss it!

 


Personalities
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Carmine Potenza

Operations Manager, Loa
Carmine Potenza is currently the Operations Manager of Loa at International House. He believes there is nowhere in the world he'd rather be making drinks then in New Orleans.
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Peter-John Paul Hanne

Bartender/Manager, Purloo
With a culinary background and knack for creating bold and balanced cocktails, P-J Hanne has been caressing the taste buds of imbibers for over 10 years. He now bartends and manages at Purloo.

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Friday July 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Q & C Bar 344 Camp St

6:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Monkey (47) Business
Bellocq Featuring Monkey 47

Monkey Business

Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates.

Join us at Bellocq for some eccentric libations made with the rare but true Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

 

Personalities
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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues... Read More →
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Sean Hoard

Founding Partner, The Commissary LLC
Also founding partner of Party Patrol and Mr. November LLC.

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Friday July 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bellocq 936 St Charles Ave

7:00pm

Dynamic Duo: VEEV Spirits Presents: A New Orleans Cocktail Joyride with Willy Shine & Jesse Carr behind the bar at Balise
Balise Featuring VEEV

VEEV Spirits Presents: A New Orleans Cocktail Joyride with Willy Shine & Jesse Carr behind the bar at Balise

Take a little trip with Bartenders Willy Shine & Jesse Carr on a joyride of VEEV cocktails inspired by the music & sounds of New Orleans.  Using only the best ingredients this power duo have created a menu of cocktails you won’t want to miss. The night will also feature the winning Bartender and cocktail from the Chilled Magazine “A Better Way To Drink Bartender Challenge” sponsored by VEEV.

VEEV, now 70 Proof, is a handcrafted premium spirit, that is infused with just the right amount of acai and other natural flavors like prickly pear and acerola cherry which makes it a better alternative to vodka. Crafted at our award-winning distillery that is powered by renewable wind energy, VEEV is distilled in small batches to ensure we achieve a perfectly balanced taste. The result is a versatile, full-bodied spirit with a smooth finish. So go ahead, cheat on the harsh taste and same ole boring vodka you’ve grown tired of. #CheatOnVodka


Personalities
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Jesse Carr

Bar Director, Balise & La Petite Grocery
Jesse Carr was born in Athens, GA and raised between the Virginia Appalachians and Washington, D.C., spending most of his time with his grandparents who were deep-rooted southerners with a love of socializing. True to form, they always believed that it was 5 o’clock somewhere; Jesse... Read More →
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Willy Shine

Willy Shine Consulting
Willy Shine is a well-traveled hardworking, individual dedicated to the craft and integrity of bartending & our industry as a whole. He has been in the industry for over twenty years and believes and teaches in use of the freshest of ingredients, the finest of spirits and practicing... Read More →

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VEEV

VEEV, now 70 Proof, is a handcrafted premium spirit, that is infused with just the right amount of acai and other natural flavors like prickly pear and acerola cherry which makes it a better alternative to vodka. Crafted at our award-winning distillery that is powered by renewable... Read More →


Friday July 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Balise 640 Carondelet St

7:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Double Trouble with Gaz Regan, Ryan Maybee, Scot Mattox and T. Cole Newton
Twelve Mile Limit Featuring Phenix Kinahan's Irish Whiskey

Dynamic Duo Double Trouble!

You won’t want to miss this Double Trouble Dynamic Duo!

Join us at Twelve Mile Limit, the best Dive Bar in New Orleans as we don our seersucker’s and black eyeliner and revel in the goodness that is LL Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey.

Who better to represent than “Gaz” Gary Regan who needs no introduction and who is sure to entertain and delight with his famous finger stir and witty banter; amongst Ryan Maybee of KC, Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange, Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival and RoundTable Rye Consulting, with Scot Mattox founder of El Guapo Bitters and Master Bar Czar for Phenix Brands… and of course T Cole Newton who has put Twelve Mile Limit on the map!

The experience will be unlike anything you have ever witnessed! Each will select a cocktail made of LL Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey who is making it’s debut at Tales!

LL Kinahan’s is the original Irish Whiskey and one of the most successful whiskey products in history. In 1808, Kinahan’s attracted the attention of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and former Duke of Richmond who ordered that the whiskey be kept exclusively for himself. This resulted in each cask being marked “LL”. Our traditional blend of Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey is carefully matured in two types of the finest oak casks and skillfully blended to revive the unique flavor and taste of a forgotten Dublin’s whiskey of LL flavor.

As crafted by Daniel Kinahan, the premium Irish whiskey is non-chill filtered, distilled, matured, and bottled in Ireland. Although throughout history many have tried to replicate the unique recipe and quality of LL Kinahan’s, it can only be imitated, but not equaled. There is only one true LL Kinahan’s.


Personalities
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Cole Newton

Best Cocktail Judge
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Gary Regan

owner, bar rags, llc
gaz regan—the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan—is a bartender at The Dead Rabbit, NYC, he was the cocktail columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle for fourteen years, and he’s the author of The Bartender’s Bible, the bartender’s GIN compendium, the Annual Manual... Read More →
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Ryan Maybee

Co-Founder, J. Rieger & Co.
Cocktails, bartending, entrepreneurship, branding
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Scot Mattox

Owner, El Guapo Bitters
US Marine, Founder and CEO of El Guapo Bitters, Bartender. Scot originally created a line of bitters for use at a local bar he was managing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. With mounting pressure from Ann Tuennerman at Tales of the Cocktail, other friends, and fellow local bartenders... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Twelve Mile Limit 500 S Telemachus Street
 
Saturday, July 18
 

3:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Raise Your Mule! At the Swizzle Stick Bar
The Swizzle Stick Bar Featuring Stolichnaya

Raise Your Mule!

Thirsty for more? Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 and Stoli Vodka bring back the Dynamic Duo to celebrate one of America’s trendiest and most original cocktails, The Moscow Mule. Stoli invites you to raise your copper mug alongside your fellow Stoli Mule lovers, and embark on the Stoli Mule experience with our renowned Stoli mixologists and talented local mixologists. Learn all about the Stoli Mule, personalize copper mugs and get your creative juices (and ginger beer) flowing for an interactive two hours of all things Stoli Mule.

Think you have what it takes to create your own Mule recipe? It’s time to show us what you’ve got. Dynamic Duo events will feature original Stoli Mule recipes created by guests and local NoLa bartenders. Show off your creations with the hashtag #RaiseYourMule @Stoli on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


Personalities
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Matthew Dakers

At 15 Matthew first worked as a glass collector for a cocktail bar in Scotland, it was better than a paper round. His first bartender role was Henry J Bean's who taught him flaring, discipline, speed and efficiency whilst still being able to have fun. Matthew then moved onto privately... Read More →

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Saturday July 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Swizzle Stick Bar at Cafe Adelaide 300 Poydras St

4:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Camper English, Whitney Hobbs and Dominic Venegas at Napoleon House Presented by Rutte
Rutte Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo Happy Hour Presented by Rutte
Featuring The Bon Vivants & Camper English
19th century artisanship for the 21st century connoisseur

Saturday, July 18, 2015
4:00 - 6:00pm
Napoleon House
500 Chartres Street

From the historic port city of Dordrecht in The Netherlands to the banks of the Mississippi River, Rutte, the smallest distillery in Holland, makes it’s U.S. debut at Tales of The Cocktail this year.

Rutte presents Dominic Venegas and Whitney Hobbs from The Bon Vivants, together with cocktails and spirits writer Camper English - a finalist this year for the Spirited Award for Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer - behind the bar at Napoleon House crafting cocktails for you with Rutte’s unique spirits:  Dry Gin, Celery Dry Gin, and Old Simon Genever.

Rutte (ROOT-eh) crafts small-batch, handmade gins, genevers, and vodka in the same backroom that founder Simon Rutte used to distill his own concoctions back in 1872. The artisanal spirits are 100-percent natural with no artificial colors or flavors, and the recipes have been guarded and passed down for seven generations, refined and tailored for today’s audience.  In 2011 Rutte joined De Kuyper Royal Distillers, an 11 generation family business with the same commitment to craftsmanship and heritage.



Personalities
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Dominic Venegas

Barman, NoMad Hotel

Sponsors

Saturday July 18, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Napoleon House 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

5:00pm

Dynamic Duo: No Mames Night
No Mames Night at Tiki Tolteca

Join us at Tiki Tolteca for a Dynamic Duo that may have been foretold in a Mayan carving. The legend seems to state that a wormhole will form between two great bodies of water, Lakes Titicaca and Lake Pontchartrain, intermingling flavors and cultures on this auspicious night. The legend further states that Scot Mattox, bartender and founder of El Guapo Bitters, and Nathan Dalton of Tiki Tolteca, will become temporary shamans, dispensing magical spirits, liquid joy, and the long sought-after elixir of life. Presented by Donner-Peltier Distillers of Thibodaux, Louisiana and featuring their Rougaroux Rums, Oryza Vodka & Gin, and LA1 Whiskey. So come and watch the Rougaroux and the Chupacabra become a Dynamic Duo for the ages!

Personalities
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Nathan Dalton

Bar Director, Tiki Tolteca and Felipe\'s Taqueria
Nathan Dalton is the Food and Beverage Director for the Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans, which is a Peruvian cafe and bar. Nathan has always nurtured a passion for Latin American cocktails, in particular those from Peru, and travels for research as much possible. Previously, he was... Read More →
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Scot Mattox

Owner, El Guapo Bitters
US Marine, Founder and CEO of El Guapo Bitters, Bartender. Scot originally created a line of bitters for use at a local bar he was managing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. With mounting pressure from Ann Tuennerman at Tales of the Cocktail, other friends, and fellow local bartenders... Read More →

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Saturday July 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tiki Tolteca 310 N Peters St
 
Sunday, July 19
 

12:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Drive Thru Daiquiris w/ David Gonsalves, Misty Kalkofen, and Otis Florence presented by Bond & Royal Spirits Co.
Cane & Table Featuring Bond & Royal

Drive Thru Daiquiris
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on! No matter where your Sunday strolls take you, be sure to swing through Cane & Table for frozen drinks and comfort food to fuel you up for the day ahead.  David Gonsalves, Misty Kalkofen and Otis Florence will be serving up frosty treats featuring the entire Bond & Royal portfolio including Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Campo de Encanto Pisco, Siete Leguas Tequila, Banks Rum, Pere Magloire Calvados, and Dimmi Liquore.  Shrimp & grits will be in full supply as well as other tasty eats. Come chill on the patio with us!


Sunday July 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Cane & Table 1113 Decatur St

5:00pm

Dynamic Duo: Freret Street Block Party Sponsored by Classic & Vintage: The Cure for the Common Sunday
Freret Street Block Party Sponsored by Classic & Vintage: The Cure for the Common Sunday

As Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 comes to a close, the spirits are calling you to Freret Street to make the most of your time in New Orleans. Join us on one of the hottest blocks in the city as several bars and restaurants welcome you for craft cocktails, great food and live local music. At each stop our Dynamic Duo teams of local and world-renowned bartenders will create signature drinks that you can enjoy at the bar or take with you as you stroll Freret Street. Grab some friends, get a cab and be a part of a Sunday Funday to remember.

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • High Hat Cafe with WhistlePig Featuring Ryan Iriarte from New Orleans and Kellie Thorn from Atlanta

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Cure with Amaro Lucano & Varnelli Featuring Ryan Gannon from New Orleans and Salvatore Tartufi from New York

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Company Burger and Road Soda with Suze, G'Vine and La Quintinye Vermouth Royale Featuring Neal Bodenheimer from New Orleans, Nico De Soto from New York, and Sullivan Doh, Joseph Biolatto, and Remy Savage from Paris

8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

  • Freret Street Publiq House with Diplomatico Rum Featuring Orlando Marzo from Australia, Megan Bardoe from Miami and Craig Ycaza from New Orleans


Personalities
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Neal Bodenheimer

Owner, Cure, Cane & Table, and Bellocq
Born in New Orleans, Bodenheimer began working in a bar at age 18. After graduating from theUniversity of Texas at Austin, he embarked on a year- long trip around the world with a focus on exploring food and beverage traditions. Hungry to get back to the states and start working... Read More →
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Orlando Marzo

Eau de Vie Melbourne
Orando Marzo is a professional cocktail bartender who has over 10 years experience working in multiple countries around the globe. After completing a 5year hospitality high school diploma he relocated to Rimini, Italy where his drinks service career began. Here he had the pleasure... Read More →
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Salvatore Tafuri

Salvatore Tafuri was born in Sicily (Italy) and his sunny region clearly inspires his enoyable approach to life. He earned his certification in bartending with the Associazione Italiana Barmen e Soci Sostenitori (A.I.B.E.S.) before specializing in bar management consulting and cocktail... Read More →

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Sunday July 19, 2015 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Freret Street 4500 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115