Tales of the Cocktail® - July 18th to 23rd, 2017
*EVERY individual guest must purchase at least $150 in Seminar and Event Tickets to receive a Tasting Room Wristband. Purchasing more than $150 does not qualify you for additional wristbands.
Craft Your Future
Where is your career headed? Join us in New Orleans for the 15th Annual Tales of the Cocktail to find out. Whether you’re new to the business or you’ve been in the spirits game for some time, there’s something you can take home from Tales. A new technique. A new connection. A new outlook on your business. Craft your future with knowledge and networking at more than 200 new seminars, tastings, competitions, networking opportunities and other spirited events. Your future is waiting. Come find it at Tales of the Cocktail 2017.
We invite media of all types to apply for credentials. In 2017 we will approve on a rolling basis starting in April. Media benefits include access to seminars, tasting rooms and special events as well as access to key industry members and an interview lounge. Media Applications are due by June 24th, 2017.
Seminar Submissions have closed for 2017. Submissions will open for 2018 in the Fall.
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Every year we welcome a group of talented interns to join the Tales of the Cocktail team. But this isn’t your fetching-coffee kind of internship. Our interns play a crucial role in bringing Tales of the Cocktail to life. In return they get the experience needed to conquer the hospitality business with major spirits brands, restaurant groups, hotels and more.
The Cocktail Apprentice Program is an exclusive mentorship program for up-and-coming bartenders to learn alongside some of the biggest names in the business during the five days of Tales of the Cocktail. Since 2008, more than 250 apprentices have gained extensive experience working and managing large-scale, high-volume events while providing an invaluable service to Tales of the Cocktail and the industry as a whole. Tales of the Cocktail continues to support the growing fraternity of past apprentices by offering exclusive opportunities for scholarships and financial aid to further support their growth within the industry.
Applications have closed for Tales of the Cocktail 2017
Questions about the Cocktail Apprentice Program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our generous sponsors are what make Tales of the Cocktail possible. But it’s not just about what they help us achieve every year. As an event host, you will connect directly with bartenders and spirits professionals from around the world, offering them exclusive opportunities to experience your brand and products. We offer a wide range of programming to allow for brands both large and small to be a part of Tales of the Cocktail.
For years bartenders have been lending their talents in exchange for valuable experience as part of the Cocktail Apprentice Program®. Now we’re looking for industry members to volunteer their time and talents to assist the front of the house. As part of the Tales of the Cocktail Education Fellowship you will be on the front lines helping a wide range of Tales events run smoothly. In exchange for your time and talents you will receive exclusive benefits like complimentary events, special rates, networking opportunities and more. Join the inaugural Cocktail Education Fellowship and be a part of the team that brings Tales of the Cocktail to life.
The Spirited Dinner® Series
Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 PM
Over the years, Spirited Dinners® have become a Thursday night tradition at Tales of the Cocktail®. On Thursday July 21st, restaurants located throughout the city will welcome cocktail lovers to enjoy one-of-a-kind dinner pairings of cocktails and cuisine. Each restaurant will combine the talents of at least one of the world’s best mixologists with some of the city’s most renowned chefs to create imaginative and innovative culinary pairings.
Reservations for Spirited Dinners® must be made directly through the restaurant.Find an Event
Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23
When cocktails are your passion, tending bar hardly feels like work. That’s why a handful of the world’s most renowned bartenders will be picking up extra shifts at bars around New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail 2016. But they won’t be going it alone. Local bartenders will be joining them behind the stick to form dynamic bartending teams. Stop by for a drink to see these teams work their delicious magic as you drink in a bit of the local flavor.
Dynamic Duos are open to the public with cocktails available for purchase.Find an Event
Dining & Drinking Special Events
Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23
In addition to all the seminars, tastings and special events, an important part Tales of the Cocktail is experiencing the world famous cocktails and cuisine of New Orleans. It’s the best way to get a taste for the food and drinks that have made New Orleans a culinary destination.
Reservations for Special Events must be made directly through the restaurant.