Tag Archives: NewOrleans

• Ever Had A Cement Mixer? Most Disgusting Cocktail Shooters Ever

Ever Had A Cement Mixer? Most Disgusting Cocktail Shooters Ever

Elementary school lunchrooms across the country are filled with kids creating bizarre mixtures and daring one another to drink them. Everything from chocolate milk to spaghetti sauce ends up in glasses with other ingredients featuring horrific textures and even worse flavors. But with the right combo of double dog dares and cookie bribes, these vile […]

• Clarifying the Bartender vs. Mixologist Controversy in a Sane Way

Clarifying the Bartender vs. Mixologist Controversy in a Sane Way

I’m all for a well-made cocktail, except if it involves time, effort or money. Such is the dull attempt of Jason Kessler in his most recent Nitpicker column to draw a line between the craft of bartending and its supposed fetishism, mixology, as well as the hand-crafted cocktail and its absurd counterpart, the “potpourri-tini.” The […]

• Tales of the Cocktail asks if homemade ingredients are best

Tales of the Cocktail asks if homemade ingredients are best

On Saturday afternoon the final seminar took place at Tales of the Cocktail. Appropriately enough, after days of obsessing about every aspect of drink making, the topic was “Hand Crafted Cocktails: How Far Is Too Far?” Staged as a lively debate, the seminar asked whether bars wouldn’t be better off buying their bitters, syrups and […]

• Top 10 Inappropriately Named Cocktails

Top 10 Inappropriately Named Cocktails

  Part of the allure of an interesting cocktail is an intriguing name. Sometimes, however, mixologists can get a little carried away making drinks that are virtually un-orderable (no self-respecting grown man would be seen dead ordering a “Screaming Orgasm” in a crowded bar).   Another area of confusion is misleading names, like the Long […]

• Winner Best Cocktail Book: Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

Winner Best Cocktail Book: Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

This book was the winner at Tales of the Cocktails in New Orleans for best cocktail/bartending  book. 100 rediscovered recipes and the stories behind them. A fantastic read. Drink your way through it! Enjoy!

• Not To Be Missed. Tales of the Cocktail! Tickets on Sale Now!

Not To Be Missed. Tales of the Cocktail! Tickets on Sale Now!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Featured Packages of the week! Taste of Tales Promotion Actual Cost (Ranges from $120.00 to $210.00) For those that want to enjoy Tales of the Cocktail® in moderation, we offer the Taste of Tales Package. Purchase tickets to any three Tales of the Cocktail® 2011 events you’ll receive a limited edition […]