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Tales of the Cocktail

A Beginner's Guide to Surviving Tales of the Cocktail

Quia Querisma | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste
Quia Querisma

That's me letting the good times roll at the Pernod portfolio party. Just a few weeks shy of celebrating my first year as a bartender, I embarked up...

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.

Chicago Mixologist Named America's Best Bartender

Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago mixologist left this weekend's Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans with a new title under his belt: "Best American Bartender." ...

The Nation's Best Cocktail Bar Is In LA!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles

Bartenders and cocktail fans raised their glasses Saturday at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards to recognize Los Angeles' The Varnish as the B...

Employees Only: The World's Best Cocktail Bar (VIDEO) | Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

Situated in New York's West Village, Employees Only is certainly causing a stir. The Hudson Street cocktail bar evokes an atmosphere of frivolity reminiscent of the 1920's and 30's era.

The 5&10 Pop=Up

Stefan Beck | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Stefan Beck

For the benefit of those who take their meals at the microwave, a pop-up is a temporary restaurant, a fine-dining Brigadoon that appears in some unusual location for a one-night-only engagement.

Takeaways From Tales Of The Cocktail

Meg Hemphill | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Meg Hemphill

For this annual event, mixologists, alcohol brand ambassadors and cocktail consumers descend upon New Orleans to taste and see what's new in the liquor world.

PHOTOS: Tales Of The Cocktail 2011

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

Tales of the Cocktail, the mega-cocktail event held in New Orleans just wrapped up another successful year. The event aims to advance the craft of the...

Building the Perfect Bourbon at Buffalo Trace

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Watman

Spirit production is steeped in lore and folk wisdom. Buffalo Trace is mapping the craft, attempting to replace leaps of faith with fact, luck with design.

Hot Fun in the Summer: Wrapping Up Tales of the Cocktail

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Watman

Tales of the Cocktail is decadent and depraved, for sure. It's almost hard to write about without slipping into Hunter Thompson's gonzo rhythm and riffing on crazy stories.

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.