Bad Monkeys Bar Lab Brings Modern Day Bar Icons To A City Near You

Monkey Shoulder is known for shaking up the bar world and pushing boundaries, particularly when it comes to changing the perceptions about the Scotch category. This year, the brand is debuting The Bad Monkeys Bar Lab bringing together an all-star roster of modern-day bar icons to lead quick-fire interactive classes across the U.S.  The Bad […]

The Rum Shaker Dance Competition Transformed Miami Bartenders Into A Family Through An Epic Journey In Dance

Earlier this year, the first ever Rum Shaker dance competition kicked off a brand new journey to activate the Miami bartender community.  Presented by Tales of the Cocktail and sponsored by BACARDI, Rum Shaker was inspired by the brand’s “Do What Moves You’ campaign as well as the shared goal of encouraging bartenders to find […]

Diana’s Breakfast at Paper Daisy in NYC

When Cafe Orlin closed in 2017 after 36 years on St. Mark’s Place, the East Village mourned its loss. Now, Paper Daisy is open in the space, with big shoes to fill. Thankfully, Tommy Flynn – a Mother’s Ruin and Drexler’s alum – is at Paper Daisy as Beverage Director make sure the drinks are […]

Battle of the Boroughs 2019: Find Out Who Won Old Forester’s Battle of the Boroughs For NYC Bragging Rights

New York City has one of the strongest reputations for hometown pride and for being one of the most competitive cities in the world.  As Sinatra has said, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.  So it was a natural decision for Old Forester Bourbon to put NYC to task by […]

10 Slane Irish Whiskey Cocktails To Enjoy

St. Patrick’s Day is far and away one of the most inclusive of holidays, requiring little to no Irish heritage to get into the Irish spirit and have a drink in celebration of Saint Patrick, the first patron saint of Ireland. But if you’re really trying to pay tribute to the Emerald Isle, these creative […]

Everything You Need to Know About Irish Whiskey, Just in Time For St. Patrick’s Day

Since the early 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day has been a famed celebration of the life of Saint Patrick, the most well-known patron saint of Ireland. And while St. Patrick’s Day, observed every March 17th, originated as a way to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, it’s also all about honoring Irish culture and traditions, […]

The Clumsies Takeover Dante For the U.S. Launch Of METAXA 12 STARS For An Epic Greek Pop-Up

Greece is one of those magical places that evokes an incredibly special feeling from simply from looking at imagery of its splendor.  For centuries, the beauty, culture, and wonders of Greece have captivated the world and inspired artistry in all walks of life. So it’s only natural that the spirit of Greece, METAXA 12 Stars […]

Is The Rum Shaker Bartender Dance Competition The Most Joy-Inducing Bartender Program Ever?

The bartender community is comprised of innumerable talented individuals, many of whom are just as passionate in pursuits beyond the bar as they are in their craft. Many apply their flair for hospitality to arenas to other physical activities performing arts, fitness and dance. Recognizing this connection, Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is pleased to […]

4 Wines to Woo Your Valentine With This Year

Simplicity (and intimacy) is key. This Valentine’s Day, pass on a pricy prix-fixe dinner for a charming night at home. Just you, two. No one else. Light up your lover’s face with candles and his or her most-liked meal. Opt for a polished bottle of wine over a poorly crafted cocktail – not to doubt […]

Where to Go to Celebrate Irish Coffee Day in NYC with Slane Irish Whiskey

Winter in New York City can truly be rough stuff during the month of January. The blistering cold temperatures and constant pain from wind chill factors can leave many folks feeling drained. We often find the best way to cope with the NYC deep freeze is to call upon our secret weapon to keep us […]

The Essentials of Cognac

It’s true: cognac is most definitely everywhere these days. You might be noticing it as an ingredient in creative cocktails on menus, or maybe your in-the-know friends are drinking it neat from a tulip. Either way, there’s no denying that ‘nac is back – and here’s what you need to know. In order to be […]

Woodford Reserve Goes Beyond the Bar With NYC Bartenders Part II

Bartending is a profession that many people initially entered with the intention of it being a “part-time” or temporary gig. Although career bartending is finally regaining the respect that it once held during the golden era, there are still a lot of people that are attracted to the work because of the flexibility it affords […]

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