|Tales of the Cocktail Colorado bartending crew take New Orleans by storm. |
Tales of the Cocktail is a yearly gathering of bartenders, distillers and spirits professionals that takes place in New Orleans every July. It features seminars, competitions and a ton of parties, and finishes with a gala awards ceremony that recognizes the world's best in our industry. I attended my first Tales of the Cocktail seven years ago; in 2006, I may have been the only bartender from Colorado in attendance. I went alone, paid for myself, stayed in a shitty hotel and attended seminars about syrups, specific spirits, ice and the cultural differences of bartenders around the globe. I was a sponge.
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