Tag Archives: New Orleans

• Drink Gin at Clifton’s with MOTAC 9/22! Buy tix now!

Drink Gin at Clifton’s with MOTAC 9/22! Buy tix now!

Gin! A Botanical Mystery Tou LOS ANGELES, CA, September 22, 2015—Join The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) for “Gin! A Botanical Mystery Tour,” featuring Jared Brown, Master Distiller at Sipsmith Independent Spirits in London. Jared, a MOTAC co-founder, will lead participants on an historical and global tour of gins, including London Dry, New World, and […]

• Bartenders Face Off to Craft Best Greek Yogurt & Gin Cocktail (Yes, You Read that Right)

Bartenders Face Off to Craft Best Greek Yogurt & Gin Cocktail (Yes, You Read that Right)

It’s back. Top bartenders from around North America face off in a quest to be named the best. In this first elimination round, the contenders are tasked with creating a signature cocktail for the judges with a surprise ingredient that’s usually on the breakfast menu, not the cocktail menu.  

• A campaign to make Pisco Punch SF’s official cocktail

A campaign to make Pisco Punch SF’s official cocktail

When visiting San Francisco, there are three things you must do: Ride a cable car, watch the sunset through the Golden Gate Bridge, and drink a Pisco Punch. It’s a colloquial saying that’s never been attributed to a specific person or an era. But since New Orleans’ official drink is the Sazerac and Washington, D.C. […]

• Whiskey Lovers Rejoice: Emeril Lagasse Has A New Private Barrel

Whiskey Lovers Rejoice: Emeril Lagasse Has A New Private Barrel

Private whiskey barrels have arrived in Vegas and Emeril Lagasse has them.  Three of the celebrity chef’s restaurants (Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House) have launched cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace bourbon from their very own hand-selected, private whiskey barrel which they had delivered straight from Kentucky.  The first private and hand selected […]

• The Book Of Bourbon: How The World’s Best Whisky Got Its Start

The Book Of Bourbon: How The World’s Best Whisky Got Its Start

Just as gin in Britain and vodka in Russia, America’s most renowned for its whisky. This delicious amber liquor once helped turn the tide of the Civil War, it survived Prohibition, and is now once again finding its way into the tumblers of a thirsty public. In his new book, Drink More Whiskey, Daniel Yaffe […]

• How about a visit to the Oldest Bar in America!

How about a visit to the Oldest Bar in America!

“We’re often asked where the oldest bar in America is found. Those that are into bars might remark that it’s one of a handful around the country, like the Bell in Hand in Boston, or Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Both are wrong: the building housing Lafitte’s is from 1722, but there’s no proof […]

• Bitters aren’t just for cocktails — or bartenders — anymore

Bitters aren’t just for cocktails — or bartenders — anymore

Bitters are big. But what exactly are bitters, and why do we care? Two answers: “Bitters in a cocktail do three things. It seasons, balances and flavors cocktails. In an Old-Fashioned, it’s balancing a cocktail. It’s sugar, water, bitters and spirits. Without bitters it’s not a cocktail. It’s too sweet. In a gin martini, it’s […]

• Bitters pack a delicious punch. Which are the best?

Bitters pack a delicious punch. Which are the best?

If you happen to have visited a cocktail bar recently, you might have noticed that the forest of spirits has been augmented by a sapling colony of much smaller bottles, often decorated with ornate, old-fashioned labels. These are cocktail bitters, customarily added in minute quantities – usually a drop or two – but making a […]

• US Chemistry Meeting Tackles Science of Booze

US Chemistry Meeting Tackles Science of Booze

It was a cocktail party of a decidedly muted and academic sort. The session called Chemistry at the Bar proved popular with some of the 14,000 scientists at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans – itself the birthplace of some powerful concoctions. And if you’ve ever made a cocktail, that […]

• Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 Tickets on Sale Now

Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 Tickets on Sale Now

Individual tickets and special packages can be purchased online at TalesoftheCocktail.com for the 11th annual Tales of the Cocktail®, being held July 17-21, 2013. NEW ORLEANS—March 30, 2013—Tales of the Cocktail® is gearing up for their 11th year with a yet another spirited line-up of seminars, special events, competitions, tastings and more. Throughout the five […]

• Medicinal Mixology: Cocktails Treat Symptoms. Doctor’s orders.

Medicinal Mixology: Cocktails Treat Symptoms. Doctor’s orders.

These boozy drinks might just help you with that cough of yours. “We’re serving cocktails that allow the well-heeled crowd to ingest medicinal ingredients in ways they like,” says mixologist Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the aptly named Cure in New Orleans. A 2010 University of Texas study showed that one to two drinks a day […]

• New Orleans is setting trends in the alcohol industry

New Orleans is setting trends in the alcohol industry

Alcoholic beverages have long been an essential part of different customs and occasions – from religious events and celebrations to social situations and, at times, during an emotional crisis. However, in recent years, the alcohol industry has witnessed increasing demand and growth, particularly as a result of the gradual economic recovery in the country. Shaping new […]

• Tales of the Cocktail infuses $14MM+ into New Orleans. Nice.

Tales of the Cocktail infuses $14MM+ into New Orleans. Nice.

In July, the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail attracted more than 23,000 bartenders and drink enthusiasts to New Orleans. It also brought $14.3 million to the local economy, according to the UNO Research Department. Attendance was up 7.8 percent from last year. The attendees hailed from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Argentina. At seminars, […]

• Los Angeles’ craft cocktail scene spills onto a wider stage

Los Angeles’ craft cocktail scene spills onto a wider stage

As New Orleans’ booming Tales of the Cocktail gathering shows, craft drinks are big business near and far. L.A. pioneers like Cedd Moses can drink to that. Los Angeles bar designer Ricki Kline stands on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street at 3 a.m. holding a Sazerac in a plastic to-go cup while bartenders from across the […]

• Tales of the Cocktail: Top 4 finalists invited to Annual Spirited Awards®

Tales of the Cocktail: Top 4 finalists invited to Annual Spirited Awards®

On Saturday, July 28, 2012 the most respected minds in the cocktail industry will gather to recognize national and international nominees across 17 prestigious categories. After a thorough selection process, the top four finalists have been chosen for the Annual Spirited Awards® Ceremony. The Spirited Awards® honors the bars, bartenders, writers, experts and other members […]