Tenth anniversaries are a landmark in anyone’s book and 2012 is a watershed year for Tales of the Cocktail, the preeminent gathering of the world’s best bartenders, mixologists, distillers, New Orleans chefs and the people who appreciate the craft of shaking, stirring, and throwing a fine mixed drink as well as the fabulous culinary tradition that is New Orleans cuisine. A major must-do date on every cocktail aficionado’s calendar, Tales of the Cocktail has demonstrated the wealth and diversity of the drinks world to an audience that spans the globe.
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL FROM A TO Z brings all of the fun, excitement, and cocktail geekiness to life in this toast to the cocktail world’s main event.
A TALES ABOUT TALES OF THE COCKTAIL chapter tells the first-hand story of the experiences that were had year-by-year at this amazing multi-day extravaganza ever from 2003 until 2011, including a few behind-scene stories, a recap of the who has won Spirited Awards over the years, Apprentice Program Graduate rosters, sessions rosters, the cocktails that have been given a proper News Orleans style funeral, and cocktail recipes—loads of cocktail recipes.
The chapter titled A SPIRITED TOUR OF NEW ORLEANS takes you on a stroll of the French Quarter with a particular eye toward the historical spots that every cocktailian should experience at least once in a lifetime.
The chapter titled A SPIRITED A TO Z OF COCKTAILS will get any novice (or even veteran) cocktailian up to speed, listing over 360 terms that a cocktail lover should know with insightful and sometimes surprising definitions, dates, and anecdotes as well as a who’s who of who speaks at Tales of the Cocktail’s inspiring and entertaining sessions. But that’s not all! Want to know what New Orleans dishes should be tasted and what’s in them? Need a quick recipe and a little historical background on a classic cocktail? Want to astound friends and family with a new bartending trick? Want to play a quick quiz or puzzle that’s cocktail oriented, of course? Then flip through these information packed pages.
Written by internationally-acclaimed drinks historians Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller with a foreword by Paul Tuennerman, Tales of the Cocktail from A to Z is the go-to book for anyone who has ever wanted to attend Tales of the Cocktail and wants to get up to speed on who’s who and what’s what at this festival of food and drink.
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