Freret Street Block Party sponsored by Domaine Select Spirits
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Freret Street Block Party sponsored by Domaine Select Spirits

  • 4500 Freret St New Orleans, LA, 70115 United States (map)
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As Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 comes to a close, the spirits are calling you to Freret Street to make the most of your time in New Orleans. Join us on one of the hottest blocks in the city as several bars and restaurants welcome you for craft cocktails, great food and live local music. At each stop our Dynamic Duo teams of local and world-renowned bartenders will create signature drinks that you can enjoy at the bar or take with you as you stroll Freret Street. Grab some friends, get a cab and be a part of a Sunday Funday to remember.

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The Española Standard presented by Emilio Lustau
Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

The Española Standard presented by Emilio Lustau

Please join Emilio Lustau Brand Ambassador Araceli Gascón Varo, to taste a full lineup of Lustau Sherries, to introduce the different styles and bottlings of one of Spain's most celebrated Sherry houses, as well as learn the basics of Sherry production. From the Solera system to the mysterious and essential existence of Flor, to the terroir of the Bodega, attendees will learn- and taste- why this is a fortified wine unlike any other. Guests will have a chance to taste classic cocktails such as the: Sherry Cobbler, Adonis and Bamboo and modern-day creations ("new classics") such as the East India Negroni, Alimony and Rye Witch crafted by cocktail luminaries from around the country.

 

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Taste the Revolution! Featuring Green Briar Distillery
Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

Taste the Revolution! Featuring Green Briar Distillery

The American Craft Spirits Association presents a horizontal tasting from a dozen of the nation's leading craft spirits producers, conducted by the pioneers who are bringing the revolution to you - the distillery owners themselves. Meet the risk-takers who are reshaping the cocktail industry through quality and passion, one small batch at a time. Learn more about their unique stories. Enjoy their outstanding spirits.
 

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Novo Fogo Miles: A 5k Dash of Balance
Jul
18
8:30 AM08:30

Novo Fogo Miles: A 5k Dash of Balance

Novo Fogo Miles is back! At last year's Tales, nearly 100 festival-goers displayed a commitment to striking a healthy balance in their lives by getting up for a refreshing morning jaunt along the Mississippi River. Some ran, some walked, and all finished feeling a little more energized than before.

While camaraderie and life balance are the order of the day, it's also a race! The city with the first five finishers and the city with the most finishers will each receive a $1,000 sponsorship from Novo Fogo to host an industry wellness event in their town. So rally your neighbors to join in the fun. Hometown pride is at stake!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please sign up here. 
 

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Daiquiri Time Out Happy Hour featuring Pink Pigeon, El Dorado, and Rhum Clement
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Daiquiri Time Out Happy Hour featuring Pink Pigeon, El Dorado, and Rhum Clement

Our DTO invites everyone to take it easy for an hour or so as a team of bartenders from around the world serves their own take on traditional, frozen, Hemingway and all kinds of other daiquiris featuring the world’s best rums. Be a part of this special event to enjoy some R&R and the best collection of daiquiris you’ll ever taste.

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Dynamic Duo Classic and Vintage Second Annual World Foosball Championship featuring  Domaine Select Spirits
Jul
17
4:00 PM16:00

Dynamic Duo Classic and Vintage Second Annual World Foosball Championship featuring Domaine Select Spirits

Join an incredible cast of international bartenders who will be mixing up cocktails featuring the spirits from the Classic & Vintage collection while guests, representing countries from around the world, compete for the second annual Classic & Vintage Tales of the Cocktail World Cup in the W French Quarter Courtyard.

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Dames Hall of Fame featuring El Dorado
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Dames Hall of Fame featuring El Dorado

Ever since there were cocktails there have been dames. Strong, confident women that were happy to serve you a drink or kick you out if you’ve had too many. Today there are dames around the world that are shaking up theindustry. At the Dame Hall of Fame luncheon, a new class of extraordinary and spirited cocktail women will receive the recognition they deserve. Join us at Ruth’s Chris, a restaurant built by one of the New Orleans’ most legendary dames, Ruth Fertel, as we salute all the dames that are redefining bartending with every shake.

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La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Renaissance Ball
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Renaissance Ball

Bask in the glory of La Quintinie Vermouth Royal, as the unique Pineau des Charentes-based French vermouth, named after Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinye, Botanist to King Louis XIV, the Sun King, finds back its royal origins in New Orleans. An evening of cultivate opulence with the finest French apéritifs served by some of the industry’s brightest luminaries. Dress code: tastefully decadent.

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Made in America Happy Hour featuring Westland Distillery
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

Made in America Happy Hour featuring Westland Distillery

Tales of the Cocktail® is an international festival celebrating spirits from around the world. But at Made in America we’re keeping things close to home as we feature a special selection of craft distilleries and their liquors that are made right here in the good old US of A. Join us for this special event to sample whiskeys, gins, rums, vodkas and other spirits that represent the best of American craftsmanship as we salute the spirits that make our country so flavorful.

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Bitter Market featuring Luxardo Cherries, Abbott’s Bitters, Bittered Sling Bitters
Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

Bitter Market featuring Luxardo Cherries, Abbott’s Bitters, Bittered Sling Bitters

What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

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Anchored in San Francisco presented by Anchor Distilling
Jul
15
3:30 PM15:30

Anchored in San Francisco presented by Anchor Distilling

The Bay Area has been the birthplace to many well-known cocktails including the Martinez, Pisco Punch, the Mai Tai, and the Boothby Cocktail.

Join Bay Area native, Anchor Distilling Company, and old school San Francisco bartenders Borys Saciuk, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dominic Venegas, and Jon Santer who will be sampling these Bay Area originals alongside new school bartenders from the Bay Shaher Misif, Morgan Schick, Kevin Diedrich, and David Ruis who will be sampling their unique riffs on the originals.

Between cocktails explore the Anchor portfolio through neat product tastings guided by the producers themselves, including BarSol Pisco, Luxardo, Mezcal Amaras, Tempus Fugit, Westland Distillery, and more.

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Return of the Long Drink featuring St. George vodkas and gins
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Return of the Long Drink featuring St. George vodkas and gins

Refreshing, easy to make, popular, and profitable; highballs are back, in a big way. Mules as well as Gin and Tonics are in the midst of a thriving renaissance, while original long drinks are taking over cocktail menus around the globe. Q Drinks, St George Spirits, Hauz Alpenz, and others will present creative new ways to serve and enjoy highballs. Alongside tasting long drinks from bartenders all over the country, you will also have the opportunity to create your own recipes, culminating in a cocktail competition that could win you fame and fortune.

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The Anatomy of Agave Seductive Succulent featuring Tomas Estes of Ocho Tequila
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

The Anatomy of Agave Seductive Succulent featuring Tomas Estes of Ocho Tequila

Tomas Estes, founder of Tequila Ocho is a panelist on this in-depth seminar and tasting. For the first time ever two of the world’s foremost experts on agave, Tomas Estes and Ivan Saldaña, will take the stage with their unparalleled knowledge taken from the academic and practical study of agave spirits.  

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First Sip with Emerson Lamb of Westland Distillery
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

First Sip with Emerson Lamb of Westland Distillery

The 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® starts right here. Before heading off to drink in all that this year’s festival has to offer, stop by registration to pick up your goodies, shop The Market at Tales and enjoy a Westland Boulevardier as your first Tales of the Cocktail® cocktail. Meet Emerson Lamb, President of Westland Distillery.

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The Bitter Market
Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

The Bitter Market

What started as a cure for indigestion has grown into one of the most hotly debated topics in the cocktail world—Bitters. With the growing intrigue into these herbal elixirs, there’s been a boom of bitters on the market. Where better than Tales of the Cocktail® give them a try? Stop by our Bitters market to browse a wide selection of bitters from around the world. There you’ll be able to purchase rare and hard-to-find bitters that are sure to fuel the ongoing bitter debate.

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Dynamic Duo: Meet the Maestro with Diplomatico Master Distiller Tito Cordero at French 75
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Dynamic Duo: Meet the Maestro with Diplomatico Master Distiller Tito Cordero at French 75

Kick of your Tales of the Cocktail® with Tito Cordero, Diplomatico Ron Maestro and two time winner of Distiller of the Year at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards, to explore one of the most awarded rums in the world both neat and in cocktails crafted by French 75’s own Chris Hannah paired with Leo Robitschek of the NOMAD in New York.

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