It was a exciting and fun filled week at Tales Of The Cocktail 2015! So many parties, so many wonderful people!
We talk about everything from Mezcal, to Cocktail Competitions and Seminars and of course, the parties!
The Shake The Vine Cocktail Winners are in! Results, recipes and pictures below.
Take a listen to the TOTC 2015 wrap-up show with the player below, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
The Book of the Week is The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner.
Also mentioned on this week's show, Alchemy in a Glass: The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails by Greg Seider.
Shake The Vine Competition Results:
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and BACK BAR USA have announced Zachary Patterson as this year’s “Shake The Vine” wine cocktail mixology competition winner which took place at “Tales of the Cocktail” in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
Patterson prepared his original submission, “The Summer Dress,” made with white grapes, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Red Diamond Chardonnay, Grey Goose La Poire, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Oro Blanco grapefruit, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup; and a second original recipe, “Ode to Bacchanal,” handcrafted with strawberry jam, rosemary, lemon juice, lime juice, Manzanilla Sherry, La Diablada Pisco and Michelle Sparkling Rose, which earned him the grand prize of $5,000.
Angostura Orange Bitters Roof Top Pool Party at Hotel Monteleone:
Pictures from the Shake The Vine Cocktail Competition: