Tales of the Cocktail 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tales of the Cocktail® is next week. Tales is an internationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event brings together the best and brightest of the cocktail community—award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers—for a five-day celebration of the history and artistry of making drinks. Each year offers a spirited series of dinners, demos, tastings, competitions, seminars, book signings, tours and parties all perfectly paired with some of the best cocktails ever made.

Each year, the name of the festival is different and this year it’s called Where Spirits Live.

My Tales of the Cocktail Schedule is below. It may help a newbie create their own. Also, if you need me at Tales then you can always text me at 407-924-6234.


Tuesday Tales Tuesday Tasting, Two
618 Frenchmen Street


Miss Charming’s Cocktail Jewelry
Tales Giftshop at the Hotel Monteleone

Shots of Inspiration Book Signing Hotel Monteleone lobby

Toast to Tales of the Cocktail
Hotel Monteleone front steps

Cocktail Fresh Market Happy Hour
Hotel Monteleone (complimentary)

Tales of the Cocktail Welcome Reception
Presented by Beefeater
Contemporary Arts Center – 900 Camp Street

A Promenade of Jubilation aka The Tales House Party
Presented by William Grant & Sons
Elms Mansion  – 3029-Saint Charles Ave


Tasting Rooms
Casa Noble, Citedel, Oxley, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and Pernod (complimentary)
Hotel Monteleone


Tales Apprentice Luncheon
Hotel Monteleone – Board Room

The Fine Art of Crafting Your Own Charm, Magic, and Flair Behind the Bar
Sponsored by Rum Jumbie
Presented by Cheryl Charming, Doc Eason, and Dean Serneels
Hotel Monteleone-La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

VIP Cocktail Hour
Presented by Diageo
The Cabildo
701 Chartres Street

Ricard Midnight Petanque
Front of Hotel Monteleone
Presented by Ricard


Tasting Rooms
Barenjager, Barsol, Bacardi Cordials, Lunazul, Bechervka, Palm Bay, and Russian Standard (complimentary)
Hotel Monteleone

Hollywood Cocktails: Louisiana Style
Royal Sonesta Hotel – 300 Bourbon Street – Grand Ballroom North
Sponsored by Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Herbsaint, Nouvelle Orleans, and Pat O’Brien’s
Presented by Cheryl Charming, Ted Haigh, William T. Garver, and Alan Leonard

On The Rocks (complimentary Happy Hour)
Hotel Monteleone – Nouvelle East and West Ballroom
Will be selling Miss Charming’s Cocktail Jewelry

USBG Milagro Tequila Margarita Competition
316 Magazine Street

Bar Room Brawl
310 Andrew Higgins Drive

But instead of the Bar Room Brawl, I really want to go to the Tales After Dark below. So, if anyone wants to go with me, let me know.

Tales After Dark-Sounds of Storyville
Featuring Burlesque Ballroom starring Trixie Minx, Jayna Morgan and Sazerac Sunrise Band (complimentary)
Royal Sonesta Hotel – Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse – 300 Bourbon Street
Sponsored by Meukow Cognac and Gran Gala


Tasting Rooms
Hendrick’s, Laird’s, Yellowtail, Sazerac, Sailor Jerry, Heaven Hill, and Cole Swan (complimentary)
Hotel Monteleone

Worldwide Cocktail Excursion
Presented by Beam Global Spirits & Wine
Sugar Mill – 1101 Convention Center Blvd

Spirited Award Ceremony
Sponsored by Acqua Panna, Creole Cuisine, Damn Good Sweets, Domenica, Fleur D’ Lis Catering, Pernod Ricard USA, and Riedel
The Roosevelt Hotel – 123 Barrone Street

Funeral Procession for Sex on the Beach
The Roosevelt Hotel to the Chicory
123 Barrone Street to 600 South Peters St

Bartender’s Breakfast
Presented by Plymouth Gin
The Chicory – 600 South Peters St


Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail Spirited Brunch (complimentary)
Hotel Monteleone – Vieux Carre Room

Tasting Rooms
Mezcal, New Amsterdam, and Akvinta (complimentary)
Hotel Monteleone

The Sprezzatura Bartender -Art of the Bartenders Seduction – The Way of Charizmatic Bartenders
Hotel Monteleone – Nouvelle Ballroom
12:30 – 2

The Viridian Spirits Jade Absinthe Release Party (complimentary)
Windsor Court Hotel – The Polo Club Lounge – 300 Gravier Street

See you there!

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