Here’s a fun fact: America invented the cocktail.
A more fun fact: You can get up close and personal with the cocktail’s history and its future at the world’s largest gathering to celebrate bartending and mixology. The event is called Tales of the Cocktail, and it happens every July in New Orleans.
Bartenders, booze makers, spirits journalists and everyday enthusiasts will descend on the city July 17-21 this year (attendance is expected to crest at 20,000 people). They’ll be enjoying educational seminars and networking events during the day — and pool parties, dinners and lavish shindigs every night.
Tales of the Cocktail is not only about making cocktails and making money. It’s got a charitable side as well. Festival proceeds go to benefit The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the unique culture of cuisine, including cocktails, in New Orleans and beyond.
Since its founding in 2006, this organization has supportedRead More »from Meet your drink’s maker at New Orleans cocktail fest