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Didn’t make the Manhattan Cocktail Classic? Read here

on 20/05/12 at 7:01 pm

Booze News

Call it Boozeapalooza.

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic (MCC) wrapped up its third edition earlier this week – a 120-hour stretch (more or less) of sipping, sampling, drinking, guzzling and just plain ol’ partying. Launched as something of a rival to Tales of the Cocktail, the decade-old New Orleans spirits-world showcase, the New York event has built its own brand of buzz – pardon the pun – with events that appeal to the modern mixology cognoscenti and the up-till-all-hours crowd alike. We admit we fall more into the former camp – for us, the real attraction of MCC is the opportunity to try so many spirits and cocktails that defy convention – but we don’t mind watching the passing parade of partygoers.

With that in mind, here are some lessons learned from this year’s event:

1) That Fellini is alive and well: That spirit of hedonism associated with the Italian filmmaker was in full evidence at this year’s gala, held at the New York Public Library’s iconic main branch.