Tag Archive: Tales of the Cocktail

Favorite Drinks From Hawaii Cocktail Week in Honolulu

Blue Hawaiian by Caroline on Crack

When one thinks of Hawaii, craft cocktails don’t come to mind. Nope, you think quickly thrown-together “tiki” cocktails with all kinds of pineapple wedges and tiny umbrellas cocktail-blocking your way to a diabetic coma. When you don’t explore outside of the resorts and touristy areas, that’s what you’ll get. But Hawaii Cocktail Week* (February 16-23)…

Angelenos in NOLA Toast The Varnish’s Win for Best American Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail

Cheers to the Varnish win by Caroline on Crack

Upstairs in a small, hot, dark room over New Orleans’ One-Eyed Jacks, Cedd Moses, owner of downtown LA bar The Varnish, was handing out chilled bottles of High Life beer to everyone at this impromptu private party after the Spirited Awards and the Juniperlooza gin party. Very speakeasy and fitting considering we were there to…

Favorite Drinks in New Orleans and at Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Sazerac Bar's 1840 Sazerac by Caroline on Crack

I’ve had to drink many things the three and a half days I was in New Orleans for annual cocktail industry palooza Tales of the Cocktail, many. But despite all the cocktail events and bars I went to, so many “soldiers” (aka drinks I didn’t finish) I left behind, only the following were the ones…

My Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Drinking Itinerary

10th Annual Tales of the Cocktail

If you’re not going to Tales of the Cocktail 2012, the annual cocktail industry boozefest in New Orleans, this week you might want to skip over this post because it’ll make you soo jealous. I should know because for years I had to gaze enviously at all the TOTC Tweets, Facebook updates and blog posts…

La Descarga Nominated for Three Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards + Other LA Finalists

La Descarga's Steve Livigni by Caroline on Crack

New Orleans’ annual cocktail festival Tales of the Cocktail announced its Top 10 Finalists for the 2012 Spirited Awards categories! And L.A. is a boozy force to be reckoned with. Compare that to last year when L.A. barely registered as a blip on the list despite our kickass cocktail scene with the likes of Julian…

10 Tips by Bartenders for Surviving Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Pablo Moix by Caroline on Crack

This year marks the 10th anniversary of New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail (July 25-29, 2012), THE must-do event for cocktail geeks and bartenders, and the first time I’ll be attending! So naturally I’m all about prepping my mind, body and especially my liver for it. I hear there’s A LOT of drinking. Especially at…

Where Have All the L.A. Bartenders Gone? They’re in NOLA for Tales of the Cocktail 2011

Tricia Alley, Pablo Moix, Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

If you’re a cocktail geek, chances are you’ve heard of the annual Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans and even plan your social calendar around it. Every year drink slingers, liquor companies and cocktail enthusiasts do their liver stretches and build up their alcohol tolerance before descending on the Big Easy for booze-fueled…