The spirited celebration returns December 19 to Generations Hall as the city’s most renowned bartenders and chefs serve up world-class cocktails and cuisine.
NEW ORLEANS – October 14, 2013 – In a few short months, the holidays will be upon us once again. And nothing goes better with all the wassailing, mistletoe and good tidings than great cocktails. On December 19, Tales of the Toddy® returns for its eighth year to help everyone get into the holiday spirit. Join us for the most spirited holiday party of the year with expertly crafted yuletide cocktails, excellent cuisine from local restaurants and live music by Mississippi Rail Co. that will take a contemporary spin on the carols we know and love.
“This year we have added an extra spin to Tales of the Toddy®. We have added an extra element of competition for our talented local bartenders,” said Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “There will be teams of five that compete for the best nog, bubbles, cider, chocolate and toddy. Let the competition begin!”
To get the competitive spirits flowing, we’ll be pitting the city’s best bartenders against each other in a holiday cocktail shakedown. Teams of five will compete and judged by their peers in one of five categories—nogs, bubbles, ciders, chocolate and toddies—for bragging rights of being crowned the Tales of the Toddy® champions. And you the guests, will vote to award the best cocktail overall! So get your tickets and get into the holiday spirits at Tales of the Toddy® 2013. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to educational programming for the New Orleans Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.
Tales of the Toddy® Official After Party at Barcadia! For one night only starting at 8:30 p.m. on December 19th bring your special Tales of the Toddy® Coin to Barcadia and receive a complimentary Bayou Rum cocktail. Taste the Spirit of Louisiana! Eat, Drink, Play at Barcadia. The Firefighters of the New Orleans Fire Department will be on site with their 2014 calendar! During the event, guests can purchase a copy of the 2014 New Orleans Firefighters’ calendar for $20 and get a free photo and autograph from their favorite heroic hunk. All calendar proceeds from will be donated to the New Orleans Firefighters Foundation.
Tickets for Tales of the Toddy® go on sale Monday, October 14, 2013 for $35.00. For special $10 discount codes, check Tales of the Cocktail on Facebook, Young Leadership Council (YLC) Tidbits and the Tales of the Cocktail® Newsletter. For more information on Tales of the Toddy® and to buy your tickets to the event, please visit TalesoftheCocktail.com. For special hotel rates at our partner hotel, the Hotel Monteleone, please click here.
Chris Patino, Director of Brand Education for Pernod Ricard USA
Jeff “Beachbum” Berry
Marvin Allen – Hotel Monteleone
Ted Blumenthal – Booty’s Street Food
Jeanette Condon – Allegro Bistro
Becca June Conklin – Bourbon “O” Bar
Eric Dahm – Grand Isle Restaurant
Nick Detrich – Cane & Table
Abigail Gullo – SoBou
Paul Gustings – Broussard’s Restaurant
Chris Hannah – Arnaud’s French 75
PJ Hanne – Felipe’s Taqueria
Ryan Iriarte – High Hat Café
Nicholas Jarrett – Cure & The Saint Bar and Lounge
Stephen Joseph – Winston’s Pub & Patio
Ian Julian – Dominique’s on Magazine Restaurant
Jason Lee – Maurepas Foods
Steven Lemley – Bourbon “O” Bar
Sarah Manowitz – Spitfire Bar
Scot Mattox – El Guapo Bitters
Cole Newton – Twelve Mile Limit
Christine Jeanine Nielsen – Lucky Rooster
Kimberly Patton-Bragg – Tivoli & Lee
Mark Schettler – Apolline Restaurant
Lucinda Weed – Sylvain
Kent Westmoreland — The Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court
Bazil Zerinsky – Bar Tonique
Cook Me Somethin’ Mister
Fleur De Lis New Orleans Cuisine
Katie’s Restaurant & Bar
Keife & Co.
La Petite Grocery
POOF Gourmet Cotton Candy
The Grill Room at Windsor Court
The Ya-Ka Mein Lady
Tivoli & Lee
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Barrel Select Bourbon
Barcadia Bar & Grill
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bulleit Rye Whiskey
Crown Royal Maple
Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
Jameson Irish Whiskey
King’s Ginger Liqueur
Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Legendre Herbsaint Original 100 Proof
Liqueur de Sapins
Monkey Shoulder Whisky
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula Cognac
Plantation 3 Star White Rum
Praline Pecan Liqueur
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
The Glenrothes Select Reserve
About Tales of the Cocktail®
Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the international spirits community for five days of what’s now, what’s new and what’s next in bartending. Held annually in New Orleans, Tales of the Cocktail® has something for bartenders and spirits professionals with opportunities to mix and mingle with the brightest minds in mixology during an always-spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions, tasting rooms and new product launches. Join us in New Orleans July 16-20 for the 12th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® where for five days the cocktail reigns supreme. All Hail the Cocktail!
About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique cocktail culture in New Orleans and around the world. Every year the NOCCPS produces a number events including Tales of the Cocktail®, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour, and Tales of the Toddy® with proceeds being invested back into the international spirits community through scholarships, training programs and financial aid.
For more information on Tales of the Toddy® and to purchase tickets, visit TalesoftheCocktail.com