Talk about a party shopping list: 13,884 mint leaves, 11,250 limes, 12,000 pounds of Kold-Draft ice. All those ingredients and a river of alcohol were used to make countless drinks during last year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans. The stats from this year’s event, next week (from July 21 to 25), should be no less impressive. Plus, the world’s top bartenders and spirits experts will be in town to lead seminars, conduct tastings and, of course, mix cocktails. To help you decide which events to attend, here are some of our favorites.
Love gin? Join Liquor.com advisor and award-winning author David Wondrich and frequent Liquor.com contributor and mixologist Simon Ford for a talk about the evolution of gin cocktails from the 1890s to post-Prohibition.
Some of the world’s earliest distillers and brewers were pioneering European monks. Explore alcohol’s religious roots with Liquor.com advisor Allen Katz and Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery.