The 11th Annual Tales of the Cocktail will be held in the French Quarter from July 17th to July 21st. This year’s theme is “Drink It In!”, with The Rickey as the Official Cocktail. Festivities kick off on July 17th at 2pm at Hotel Monteleone with a complimentary event to present the ceremonial first toast.
After that, the events come fast and furious, with excursions, special events, seminars, contests (including the Bare Knuckle Bar Fight, featuring teams from all over the US duking it out to bring the best bar experience to the judges), awards, dinners, lunches, tasting rooms and more. You can even download an app for that!
To celebrate this premier educational event for bartenders and people in the hospitality industry, as well as cocktail enthusiasts, enjoy this Rickey Recipe, the 2013 Official Cocktail Competition winner:
Originator: Jacob Grier from Metrovino in Portland, Oregon
1 1/2 oz Martin Miller’s Gin
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
4 oz aison or biere de garde style beer
squeezed half of lemon (lemon shell), for garnish
Combine the Martin Miller’s Gin, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, and beer in an ice-filled highball glass. Drop the squeezed half-lemon into the drink. Gently stir.
Garnish: Squeezed half of lemon, stirred into the drink as a nod to tradition.
Drink It In!