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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Retro Done Right: Michael Arenella's Jazz Age Lawn Party

Tony Sachs | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

I'm a bit of a retro obsessive. I've grown sideburns and bought vintage cookbooks and polyester double-knit pullovers for a 1970-styled lounge party....

The 2014 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap-Up: 1/20 Century Old & Still Going Strong

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.21.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Can it really be five years? It seems like yesterday, that night in October 2009 that the Manhattan Cocktail Classic first reared its boozy head for ...

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala 2014: Highlights And Highballs

Gastronomista | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste

Sadly, a woman cannot live on ice cream alone -- onwards to more cocktails.

2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap-Up

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Tony Sachs

This was, according to a lot of naysayers, the year the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was going to crash and burn. A mere four years after its inception, it had gotten too big, too corporate, too expensive, too... uncool. In many ways, this turned out to be the best MCC yet.

The Most Decadent Cocktail Party in New York

Gastronomista | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste

A night of revelry, debauchery and more cocktails than one can possibly count.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2012 - More of the Excess

Gastronomista | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic has come and gone, and with 5 days of events, seminars, tasting bars, celebrations, and revelry, we fit in as much as our bodies would allow.

The 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap-Up: Bigger! Better! Boozier!

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

Like a plague of locusts or an army of Huns, the cocktailian hordes descended on New York City on May 11 -- bar owners, mixologists, distillers, publi...

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2012: A Hedonistic Night Out At The New York Public Library

Gastronomista | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

The kick-off Gala is a Celebration of Hedonism -- mountains of freshly shucked oysters, surrealist displays of charcuterie and tiki-skewers, live bands, dancers, and most importantly, 30,000 hand-crafted cocktails.

Cocktail City: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Is Already An NYC Tradition

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

It's hard to figure out why someone didn't come up with such a great way to celebrate such a cocktail-mad city long ago.

Hot, Bitter, Spicy : Campari and Padma Lakshmi at The Box

Gastronomista | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As you can imagine, a Campari event at a burlesque club with its red hued lighting coupled with the seductively red and divinely delicious cocktails had us swooning all night.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Aftermath

Gastronomista | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ah yes, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala. An annual blow-out of extremes, excesses, and lots and lots of cocktails. 40,000 cocktails to be exact.

The Year Of The Negroni

Gastronomista | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the weather warms, we shed our jackets, open the windows, and we search for a new spring cocktail. This spring we've been craving something refres...

Bleary-Eyed Reflections On The Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

If you appreciate good cocktails made with quality spirits, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was the closest thing to heaven that I can imagine.

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala; Hairs of the Dog

Daphne Duquesne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daphne Duquesne

Friday's Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala spanned four floors of the New York Public Library and five hours of the night. Everyone would still be feel...