Day 4 - Neeearly there.

Before we get to the various specifics, I thought you should know what the range of activities on a given day might be; here are the scheduled -- there are several UNscheduled ones -- freebies for Day 4 (and this doesn't include seminars) with the description as printed in the event program:

Kahlúa Coffee Bar
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Mezzanine, Hotel Monteleone
Start every day “Delicioso-ly” with a Kahlúa-spiked coffee. The world’s #1 coffee liqueur is the perfect addition to any cup of Joe, providing the pick-me up any determined Tales-goer needs to conquer the day.
Presented by Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur

Absolut Bloody Mary Bar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Carousel Bar, Hotel Monteleone
Tomato and spice and everything nice, that’s what Bloody Marys are made of. Join Absolut for a little hair of the dog to get you through another great day at Tales.
Presented by Absolut Vodka

The Enchanted Forest
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bonnet Carre Room, Hotel Monteleone
Channel your inner cubeb and toddle along to the Hendrick’s Gin Enchanted Forest for a nectarous picnic of otherworldly cocktails (and cucumber sandwiches).
Presented by Hendrick’s Gin

The Sexuality of Pisco Varietals, The Art of Pisco Blending
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Iberville and Bienville Rooms, Hotel Monteleone
Meet the single grape varietals that make puro piscos: Quebranta, the Macho man; Moscatel, the Sofia Loren; Torontel, the Metrosexual, and Italia, the coquette. Blend your own with the help of producer Melanie Asher.
Presented by Macchu Pisco

Sailor Jerry Rum
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Royal Ballrooms C & D,
Hotel Monteleone
Party like you’re 100 years old at the our mid-morning BBQ—with punches, tiki drinks, and all-out-delicious cocktails that won’t be shy on flavor.
Presented by Sailor Jerry

Across the Bar Interview Series
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse,
Royal Sonesta
Led by Robert Hess and Angus Winchester
Bringing you the stories of a few of the people who have made an impact on the spirits and cocktails industry. Discover how each of them got where they are and the true nature of those who continue to play an important role in forwarding our craft.
Presented by iSi North America

Fresh Treats at the Leblon Caipi-Mobile
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
French Quarter, New Orleans
Our iconic Caipi-Mobile will be rolling through the streets of the French Quarter serving fresh Leblon cocktails by some of the world's best bartenders. Flag down the truck to see who will be hiding inside and try our refreshing Leblon Cachaça laced sorbets and frozen treats to beat the summer heat.
Presented by Leblon Cachaça

Get Shipwreck’d with the Brinley Family!
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Evangeline A & B, Royal Sonesta Meet Bob & Maryann Brinley as they pour their award-winning flavored rums and tell tales of their 10 years of rum running and 30 years of doing business on the beautiful island of St. Kitts.
Presented by Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum

Creating Innovative Cocktails for Modern Mixologists
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Regal Suite, Royal Sonesta
The Supreme Cocktail Device will be demonstrated along with techniques for creating modern cocktails. Incorporate smoke, CO2, liquid nitrogen, and essential oils into your routine.
Presented by John E. Koerner & Co., Inc.

The Farmer’s Bar: Taste Farm-to-Table on a Global Scale
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Acadia Suite, Royal Sonesta
Celebrate the Farmers First mentality. Taste spirits familiar and new, learn their connections to the land, and sip fresh, custom cocktails from the nation’s top bartenders.
Presented by Del Maguey, FAIR (The Fair Trade Spirits Co.), Novo Fogo Cachaca, Ron
Zacapa, and Siete Leguas


Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Bonnet Carre Room, Hotel Monteleone
Taste the newest addition to the WG&S whiskey portfolio. You can bet your lucky penny there’ll be tasty cocktails, homey Irish fare, and rocking good times.
Presented by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Piedmont Distillers: Carolina in My Mind
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Iberville and Bienville Rooms, Hotel Monteleone
The Old North State is cookin’ up some of the best spirits around. Top mixologists present superb cocktails made with Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, and Midnight Moon fruit inclusions.
Presented by Piedmont Distillers

Fresh From Brazil
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Royal Ballrooms C & D,
Hotel Monteleone
Get the exclusive opportunity to taste Leblon fresh from our alambique stills, enjoy freshly made cocktails, and sign the Legalize Cachaça Declaration of Independence.
Presented by Leblon Cachaça

Cocktail Confessional
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lobby, Royal Sonesta Hotel
An evening that begins with a good drink always ends with a good story. This year, we’re capturing these spirited stories at the Cocktail Confessional, Share memories from the week’s festivities and Tales events past in a video confession. Have you gotten into some down-and-dirty shoptalk, or up to no good with a newfound partner in crime? Join Tanqueray, sip custom cocktails, and hit the Confessional booth. Whether your story is best told solo or en ensemble, rouse the room with your own tales of Tales.
Presented by Tanqueray Gin

Pernod Absinthe Green Hour
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Mezzanine, Hotel Monteleone
Putting a refreshing and modern spin on the alluring centuries-old aperitif,
featuring the “Green Beast,” created by Pernod since 1805.
Presented by Pernod Absinthe

Botran Tiki Lounge
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Evangeline A & B, Royal Sonesta
Bringing our tropical roots to the Big Easy, our “Tribal Chief of Mixology” will be serving up innovative tiki-inspired cocktails with a modern twist.
Presented by Botran Rum

Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer:
Eddie Russell
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Regal Suite, Royal Sonesta
Join Wild Turkey Associate Distiller Eddie Russell for a tasting of our (currently top-secret) new expression, great food, and good-old Southern Rock on a Saturday afternoon.
Presented by Wild Turkey

Summer’s 25th Hour
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Acadia Suite, Royal Sonesta
Summer’s best times are perfectly complimented with pin-up girl art installations, live music, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea-glazed BBQ, and Deep Eddy Betty’s pouring cold, summertime beverages.
Presented by Deep Eddy Vodka

Tasty Tales Poolside
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Pool, Hotel Monteleone
Forget those paper umbrellas! Today’s punches and tiki temptations are fresh, complex, and exciting. Turn up the flavor while you chill out to carefree island music and enjoy savory small bites.
Presented by Monin and Proximo Spirits

Imbibe Magazine Happy Hour
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Le Maris Hotel, 717 Conti Street
Join us for a special happy hour with bartenders David Delaney and Dave Shenaut, winners of the 2011 Imbibe Cover Cocktail Contest, along with VIVE! bartenders Alex Orgeron and Shaun Doughty. Have a drink with Imbibe's editors, enjoy the winning Imbibe cocktails, and see some of the country's most talented bartenders in action.
Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Le Maris Hotel

Campari Negroni Pre-Awards Toast
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Carousel Bar, Hotel Monteleone
Campari will celebrate the nominees of this year’s Annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards® by hosting a Negroni Pre-Awards Toast at the Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar. Stop by to congratulate your favorite nominees who embody the best of the mixology world and toast them with a complimentary classic Negroni, Italy’s incomparable signature cocktail, authentically made with Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth.
Presented by Campari

Tales After Dark presents Bacardi Ritmo Cuba featuring Alexi Martitel
12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse,
Royal Sonesta
The daiquiri began in Cuba on June 20, 1898, soon after the war, in the town of Daiquirí when Americans began exploration of the Daiquirí iron-ore mines. Take yourself back to Havana with Cuban rhythms and a hand-shaken Bacardi daiquiri.
Presented by Bacardi

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Comments

Paola said…
Dear God!
I'll admit shamelessly I am drooling just reading ...
back later ...
Joke said…
And this is only the FREE stuff!
Mean Mama said…
I would be, without a doubt, be face down on a table, drooling as I slept. I salute your fortitude, and send my sympathy to your liver.

Yes, I am just jealous!
Joke said…
I didn't do ALL of these!

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