Saturday, March 13, 2010

Going Back to Tales of the Cocktail

Well I just wanted to invite everyone to the 8th annual Tales of the Cocktail in July. At this years Tales I will be moderatoring The History of Bar Tools & Bar Ware from the 1800s to Today.
Everyone knows that mixologists and cocktail historians are passionate about their tools and collectibles. Come view some of the most interesting specimens at this symposium on Shakers & Barware. You'll learn about their rich history while enjoying some delicious cocktails. We will demonstrate some of the more eccentric makers and their products including spoons, strainers, shakers, corkscrews, bottle openers, soda siphons, and glassware. The talks will be accompanied by various pieces of bar ware from numerous collections, patents from the 1880's, the prohibition era, and even some modern ones. Learn about the mixologists who used these items and how they improved upon many of them. You'll come away with a new appreciation for the role that bar ware has played and continues to play in the evolution of the cocktail.
I Can't tell you how excited I am about this because this year it is going to be huge! The event is being held at The Museum of the American Cocktail on Wednesday July 21st from 3:00 to 4:30. We have assembled a great panel consisting Mark Bigler (aka Mr Big) of, Michael Silvers Owner and Founder of Uber Bar Tools, and last but by no means least...Dale DeGroff. Of coarse many of you already know Dale as one the most preeminent mixologist in the world, cocktail book author, cocktail trainer, ect...ect. Just check out his website for more info.
We are also very excited to have Henrick's Gin as a sponsor. Dale will be Shaking & Stirring up some wonderful Hendrick's cocktails. That is worth the price of admission alone!
Also Dale's charming & beautiful wife Jill DeGroff will be there to sign copies of her new book Lush Life; Portrairts from the Bar . There will be copies copies available at the museum or or you can go online and get a copy to bring with you.
We will also be raffling off hundreds of dollars worth of vintage bare ware & tools.
So mark your calenders and plan on attending Tales of the Cocktail. For more information just go to Tales of the Cocktail.