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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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Personalities
avatar for André Darlington

André Darlington

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

Brian Hart Hoffman

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

Brooke Bell

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

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 Tales of the Cocktail® Spirit Award winner. He is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and five books, including the hugely... Read More →
avatar for Davin de Kergommeaux

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.
avatar for Jacob Grier

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, Eater, and various other publications, including his own website, Liquidity Preference, which has been running since 2003 (www.jacobgrier.com). He also accepts credit... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Cioletti

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. As former editor-in-chief (and current editor-at-large) of Beverage World magazine, author of “The Year of Drinking Adventurously,” founder of The Drinkable... Read More →
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Jules Aron

Founder, The Healthy Bartender
Bar Keep. Food Smith. Health Coach. Author of Zen and Tonic, Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker. | | "Zen and Tonic" is not just a cute title; it's Aron's guiding philosophy (and also a beverage in the book made with rose-infused gin and aloe water, sweetened with blueberry lavender syrup, and topped off with elderflower tonic water). As the eponymous recipe, it works to embody the concept, defined in the introduction... Read More →
avatar for Julie Reiner

Julie Reiner

Co-Owner, Clover Club, Leyenda, and Mixtress Consulting
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years. Most notably with the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005) and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). In 2009, Clover Club won the award for “Best New Cocktail Lounge in the World” at Tales of the Cocktail, and in 2013, it took home “Best American Cocktail Bar”, “Best High Volume Bar”, and Julie was personally awarded “Best... Read More →
avatar for Marvin Allen

Marvin Allen

Best Cocktail Judge
avatar for Mirella Amato

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 Brewing Awards, Great American Beer Festival, European Beer Star and World Beer Cup. She is the author of Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even... Read More →
avatar for Philip Greene

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 and other events around the world on a wide range of topics, including multiple times for the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and has also done events for the... 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 of Rum & Vodka, across the UK. During this period he was lucky to train some of the highest regarded bars and restaurants in the UK, including The Connaught... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for 18.21 Bitters

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.
avatar for Apothecary Bitters Company

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 to do so in a way that the final flavor profile compliments and enhances cocktails and spirits. We believe that bitters should be a complex blend of flavors... 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.
avatar for Suze Bitters

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, Joseph Biolatto, and Julien Escot. This unique collaboration gave birth to a premium three-bitter range that will meet the expectations of the most demanding... Read More →
avatar for The Bitter End Bitters

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. But don’t stop there. With their distinctive aromas and intense, complex flavors, Bitter End bitters are the building blocks for a world of adventurous new... Read More →
avatar for Wild Hibiscus Flower Company

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. We also have a range of flower extracts, flower teas and flower salts to add natural flavor and color to cocktails.




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