Friday, July 22 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
Shots of Inspiration: Bitter Makers and Author Signings

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Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" tables return with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites.

Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long. 

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

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5:00 PM

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André Darlington

Author of The New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drink
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Brian Hart Hoffman

Chief Creative Officer, Hoffman Media
bhoffman@hoffmanmedia.com Instagram: @brianharthoffman
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Brooke Bell

Director of Editorial Operations, Hoffman Media
bbell@hoffmanmedia.com Instagram: brookembell Twitter: brookembell
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Colin Spoelman

Author and Master Distiller, Kings County Distillery
Co-Founder of Kings County Distillery, NYC's oldest and largest craft distillery and author of DEAD DISTILLERS and the GUIDE TO URBAN MOONSHINING.
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David Wondrich

Senior Resident Fellow, North Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers
David Wondrich is widely hailed as the world’s foremost authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The longtime Drinks Correspondent for Esquire magazine, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in Comparative Literature) is a five-time... Read More →
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Davin de Kergommeaux

Writer & Author, Whisky Canada
Award-winning author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, contributor and feature writer for Whisky Advocate Magazine, contributing editor for Whisky Magazine, founder, Canadian Whisky Awards, whisky judge, public speaker.
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Jacob Grier

Founder, Aquavit Week
Jacob Grier is the author of Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer and the founder of Aquavit Week. He tends bar in Portland, Oregon, currently at the Multnomah Whiskey Library and at the forthcoming Wayfinder Beer. His writing has appeared at The Atlantic, Reason... Read More →
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Jeff Cioletti

Founder/Author/Editor, The Drinkable Globe
Jeff Cioletti’s tenure in liquid literacy has exposed him to some of the best libations the world has to offer and given him access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. His combines his love of drink with a passion for travel and one usually involves the other... Read More →
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Jules Aron

Founder, The Healthy Bartender
Bar Keep. Food Smith. Author of Zen and Tonic, Savory & Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.
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Julie Reiner

Co-Owner, Milady's, Clover Club, & Leyenda
Julie Reiner is the co-founder of world-renowned cocktail bars, Clover Club and Leyenda in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and Milady’s in Soho. She is also the author of The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion (2015). Julie has been elevating the cocktail scene... Read More →
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Marvin Allen

Best Cocktail Judge
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Mirella Amato

Global Director - Beer Knowledge and Appreciation, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Beer specialist, Mirella Amato, has dedicated herself to promoting local the art of beer appreciation since 2007. She is one of eleven people in the world to have earned the title of Master Cicerone®. Mirella is a National Level BJCP judge and has sat on the jury for the Canadian... Read More →
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Philip Greene

Consultant/Brand Ambassador, Papa's Pilar Rum, Hemingway Rum Co.
Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian.  He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the Pentagon.  He is also one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.  He has presented at conferences, festivals... Read More →
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Tristan Stephenson

Author, The Curious Bartender, Fluid Movement
Tristan has been involved in the hospitality industry for 16 years, as a chef, waiter and bartender. After leaving Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in 2007, Tristan took a role as a Brand Ambassador for the Reserve Brands Group, training bartenders and consumers on the delights... Read More →

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18.21 Bitters

18.21 Bitters is a bitters and cocktail mixer company based in Atlanta, GA. We craft small batch bitters, tinctures, syrups, tonic, ginger beer, shrubs, and craft cocktail mixers using the freshest local ingredients. Craft a better cocktail.
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Apothecary Bitters Company

The Apothecary Bitters Company is a small batch, craft bitters company located in Vancouver BC, dedicated to creating unique and appetizing bitters by hand, using only the finest natural ingredients.Our goal is not only to come up with creative and aperitive flavor combinations but... Read More →
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Octavia Books

Please join New Orleans independent bookstore Octavia Books at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 where we are back with the on-site book store in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone.
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Suze Bitters

Since 1889, Suze has excelled in the art of combining gentian with various aromatic plants in order to create extremely aromatic bitters. Suze Bitters is a new range of concentrated aromatic bitters, developed by Suze with 3 of the most influential French bartenders: Fernando Castellon... Read More →
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The Bitter End Bitters

A revolutionary new ingredient for the modern bar, Bitter End bitters give standard bitters a radical twist. Use our superconcentrated Chesapeake Bay, Mexican Mole, Jamaican Jerk, Curry, Memphis Barbeque, Moroccan, and Thai elixirs to enhance classic cocktails with a surprising kick... Read More →
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Wild Hibiscus Flower Company

Makers of unique and delicious products using hibiscus and other edible flowers. Products include the original Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for the ultimate edible flower garnish and ruby-red natural hibiscus infused syrup. Used for many types of beverages and in sparkling wine... Read More →

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone