Top events at Tales of the Cocktail 2019

11th July, 2019 by admin

Tuesday, 16 July

Royal Sonesta is TOTC’s new host hotel

Social Media: The Promises and Pitfalls

3.30pm-­5pm

TBD Royal Sonesta

The fast-­paced world of social media can be tricky to navigate – but it’s also a crucial tool for brands and bartenders. Consumers have never been so digitally savvy, so ensuring your bar and brand are up to date with the latest online platforms is a must. Claire

Bertin-­Lang, owner, founder and president of CBL Liquid Consulting, will lead this in-­depth and honest discussion about how to utilise social media to your advantage.

 

Citrus: Between History and Innovation

3.30pm­-5pm

TBD Royal Sonesta

Citrus has numerous uses in the cocktail world, and with sustainability at the front of the conversation, the possible uses for such fruits has grown. Today, the use of essential oils is also on the rise, and more fresh products are being processed for industrial purposes. Luca Missaglia will lead guests on a journey covering the biggest changes in citrus production, including taxonomy, different citrus species, unique preservation, and extraction techniques that have affected modern cocktail culture and cuisine, as well as innovation from some of the industry’s leading bartenders.

 

Creole and Cocktails: The Celebration of Women in the History of Whiskey

6pm-­late

Evangeline Restaurant

Women have played a crucial part in shaping the whiskey industry – but their roles have often been overshadowed by their male counterparts. On the first day of the festival, Brandalyn Tabor, founder of Women & Whiskey and executive Bourbon steward, will host a celebration of women in whiskey paired with New Orleans creole cuisine and whiskey cocktails crafted by Paul Gustings. Guests should don their best pre-Prohibition costumes and prepare to indulge in a menu designed by award­-winning Louisiana chef and food innovator Sean ‘Poochy’ Rivera.

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