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Tales of the Cocktail Announces Official Martini Partners

Faden's hand holding his martini
If you want a chance to sample the winning cocktail of this year's competition, the Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court and Victory will be featuring it on their menus during the week of Tales.

Two local New Orleans establishments are giving Tales of the Cocktail® attendees the chance to sample Zachary Faden’s “Embrasse de la Terre,” the martini that beat out more than 300 entries to earn its title as the official cocktail of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail®. During the week of Tales, the Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court and Victory will be featuring “Embrasse de la Terre” on their menus, offering patrons the exclusive opportunity to imbibe the prize-winning martini. Both establishments are within walking distance from the Tales festivities, making them easily accessible for attendees of the event.

The Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court

300 Gravier Street | New Orleans, LA 70130

“When I tasted the Embrasse de la Terre, I immediately wanted to include it on our cocktail bar's menu. The cocktail has all the qualities a true martini should have: elegance, sophistication, and simplicity. This libation complements our selection of classic, original, and champagne cocktails.”

— Kent Westmoreland, head bartender


339 Baronne Street | New Orleans, LA 70112

“We are thrilled to serve the official cocktail at Victory. It's an exciting way to support fellow bartenders and share their creations with everyone who comes to visit. We will be featuring the Embrasse de la Terre on our menu during Tales along with drinks on our special menu. Our team is looking forward to this year's festival. Thanks to Zachary Faden for creating such an amazing cocktail.”

— Daniel Victory, owner

Martini Hour with Rutte Distillery

Cure: 4905 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Continuing in the theme of Tales of the Cocktail 2017, Rutte Distillery is proud to host a Dynamic Duo that will celebrate the Martini Hour at cure on Tuesday, July 18 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join Rutte Distillery as guest bartender Zachary Faden of Mirabelle (Washington, D.C.) serves his Official Martini of Tales of the Cocktail 2017, "Embrasse de la Terre", from a highlighted cocktail menu of classic Rutte gin and genever martinis from the celebrated bar team at Cure.

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