Tales of the Cocktail 2009 New Orleans

What are you doing this summer to enhance your cocktail enjoyment? Tales of the Cocktail is gearing up to make the lives of thousands of people a little tastier in an annual event to be held on July 8-12, 2009.

Every summer spirits from around the world descend on America’s most soulful city. Spirited cocktails, cuisine and culture that stirs even the most idle of souls heats up the days and nights in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Sponsored by the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society with the goal of preserving the rich history of the restaurants and bars of New Orleans and the unique culture of dining and drinking famous to the city, the annual event includes chefs demos, contests, food and drink tastings, plus live entertainment.

The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to benefit hospitality industry members, produces Tales of the Cocktail annually.

This culinary and cocktail festival features award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers in the New Orleans French Quarter. In 2008 the event used 8085 mint leaves, 6 cups of Goji berries, 280 liters of lime juice, 350 liters of lemon juice, 2340 jalapeño slices and 6 thousand pounds of ice, stirring the tastebuds of more than a thousands of sippers!