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Get into the Holiday Spirits with Tales of the Toddy 2012


Buy your tickets today for $30 per ticket.

The most spirited event of the holiday season, Tales of the Toddy, returns to New Orleans December 20 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with its annual homage to yuletide drinks and the holiday spirits. Being held once again at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the city’s best mixologists will be shaking up hot and cold holiday cocktails while chefs from the city’s most renowned restaurants serve up their own brand of holiday cheer. Those that are a little behind on their holiday shopping will also have the opportunity to browse unique gifts from several local vendors.

“Every year, Tales of the Toddy is holiday party unlike any other,” said Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “The best bartenders, restaurants and local vendors all under the same roof. I bet your office holiday party can’t say that.”

Each mixologist will create a one-of-a-kind holiday-inspired cocktail you can’t try anywhere else. Adding a little healthy competition to the holiday season, we will ask guests to vote for their favorite drink to crown the evening’s most spirited cocktail.

While you sip on cocktails they’ll also enjoy tastings from the holiday menus of New Orleans’ best restaurants. And while you’re getting fill of cocktails and cuisine, take a stroll around the holiday market featuring gifts from some of the most unique retailers in New Orleans. This one-stop holiday shopping spot will feature everything from books to glass art pieces from vendors including Bygone Beads, C’est La Bee, Drink Deck and Unconventional Works.

Just by being a part of Tales of the Toddy 2012, you’ll be spreading a little holiday cheer to the local bartending community, as a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the Unites States Bartenders Guild (USBG). Founded as a non-profit organization in 1948, The USBG is the largest network of professional bartenders and continues to set the standard for the profession throughout the country.

Tickets for Tales of the Toddy go on sale October 15, 2012 for $30. For special $10 discounts, check 504ward, Facebook.com, Twitter and the Tales of the Cocktail® Newsletter. For more information on Tales of the Toddy, including special Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel room rates and to buy your tickets to the event, please visit TalesoftheCocktail.com or call 504-948-0511.

Participating Mixologists:

Marvin Allen – Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone

Michael Glassberg – Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone

Clarence Andrews – Palace Café

Ross Mongrue – Palace Café

Sonali Fernando – Bar Tonique

Abigail Gullo – SoBou

Chris Hannah – French 75 Bar

Ian Julian – Victory

Jason Lee – Domenica

Christine Nielsen – Windsor Court Hotel

Cole Newton – Twelve Mile Limit

Kimberly Patton-Bragg – Tamarind

Brad Smith – Maurepas Foods

Tiffany Soles – Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse

Lucinda Weed – Sylvain

Holly Williams – Finnegan’s Easy

Brian Adee – Loa

Steve Yamada – R’evolution

Bazil Zerinsky – Bar Tonique and Serendipity

Nicholas Jarrett – Cure and The Saint

Participating Restaurants:

1718 Catering

Apolline Restaurant

Bourbon House


Creole Creamery

Dijon Restaurant

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fleur De Lis New Orleans Cuisine

The Grill Room

Katie’s Restaurant & Bar

Keife & Co.

Maurepas Foods

Pelican Club


Sainte Marie

Ms. Linda the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady

Participating Spirits Sponsors:

Absolut Vodka


Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Captain Morgan

Citadelle Gin

Crown Royal Maple Finish


Dr. McGuillicuddy’s Apple Pie


Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

Hendrick’s Gin

Herbsaint Original 100 Proof

Hudson Whiskey

Milagro Tequila

Peychaud’s Bitters

Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac

Plantation Rum Original Dark Overpoof from Trinidad-146 Proof

Plymouth Gin

Regan’s Bitters

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur