Tales of the Cocktail: New Orleans Celebrates Boozy Culture
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|The New Orleans Museum of Art lights up for TOTC|
From boozy breakfasts featuring maple-tinged rums to spirited dinners in some of New Orleans best restaurants, a trip to Tales of the Cocktail ensures severe punishment to the liver. The event isn't all about getting drunk, though (nearby Bourbon Street can scratch that particular itch any day of the year). It's about encouraging the art of making -- and drinking -- a beautiful cocktail.
Last evening, Tales kicked off with a party at the New Orleans Museum of Art, sponsored by William Grant & Sons. New spirits like Monkey Shoulder blended Scotch whiskey to classics like Hendrick's Gin held court, each offering innovative cocktails along with photo booths, burlesque dancers, classic cars, fireworks, a bagpiper, and a clown! Not a bad beginning for what promises to be five days of informative seminars and spirited drinking.