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Saturday, July 23 • 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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Amy Zavatto

Spirits/Wine/Cocktails writer.
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Ben Schaffer

Partner, The Best Bar in the World
Ben Schaffer is the co-founder of the Best Bar in the World, LLC, with international barmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry. Ben acted as “the voice” of the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, creating all its written material from before its launch right through its spirituous ascendancy... Read More →
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Gary Regan

owner, bar rags, llc
gaz regan—the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan—is a bartender at The Dead Rabbit, NYC, he was the cocktail columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle for fourteen years, and he’s the author of The Bartender’s Bible, the bartender’s GIN compendium, the Annual Manual... Read More →
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Greg Mays

Managing Editor, Simple Cocktails
Founded by Greg, Simple Cocktails is a blog and weekly podcast for amateur home bartenders to lay aside the intimidation of bartending and bolstering community through their home bars. // Greg's new book "New Mexico Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Land of Enchantment," is... Read More →
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Jack McGarry

Co-Founder, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Jack McGarry is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog’s co-founder and operating partner, who also created its extensive historically-based drinks program. In July 2013, he was honored with the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year award. He is its youngest... Read More →
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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, author of the The PDT Cocktail Book, entered the hospitality business in 1995 while studying at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He worked his way through school as a bartender, then moved to New York City in 2002 to hone his palate and develop his craft in venues... 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, 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... Read More →
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Karen Hoskin

Owner and President, Montanya Distillers
Talk to me about mountain rum! Craft distilled in the rockies with certified American grown sugar cane, biomass milled, 100% wind powered, and using plentiful water from the heart of the Rockies snowmelt and spring water.
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Leo Robitschek

A native of Venezuela, Leo began his career in hospitality while attending the University of Miami. Shortly after graduating he moved to New York City where he developed an appreciation for a well-crafted cocktail using seasonal ingredients and a diverse array of spirits. He quickly... Read More →
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Martin Cate

Owner, Smuggler's Cove
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Matthew Rowley

Author and Journalist, freelance
Matthew Rowley is the author of "Moonshine!" (2007) and the James Beard Award finalist "Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual (2015)." A former board member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, Rowley has written for numerous publishers, magazines, and universities... Read More →
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Rebecca Cate

Owner, Smuggler's Cove
In 1999, Rebecca Cate inadvertently fueled Martin Cate’s madness by famously uttering words (which she thought were a joke) about making a spare bedroom a home tiki bar. Since then, however, she too has been swept up in the tiki fantasia, first as an enthusiast, then helping Martin... Read More →
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Sean Muldoon

Managing Partner, The Best Bar in the World Hospitality Consulting
Sean Muldoon is Managing Partner of The Best Bar in the World Hospitality Consulting (BBITW), the creative force behind New York’s The Dead Rabbit, GreenRiver in Chicago, the upcoming BlackTail at Pier A in New York and formerly Belfast’s The Merchant Hotel. He is an award-winning... Read More →
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Warren Bobrow

Barman/Brand Ambassador/Author, Cocktail Whisperer
Published author of five books on cocktails. First book, Apothecary Cocktails is in the top 1% of all spirits books on Amazon and was nominated for a Spirited Award at Tales of the Cocktail 2014. Whiskey Cocktails followed, then Bitters/Shrub Syrup Cocktails. My current release... Read More →

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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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Hella Company

Hella Company (fka Hella Bitters) is a beverage industry innovation group based in NYC. We currently produce and distribute a line of bitters, mixers and DIY cocktail experiential kits.
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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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Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a company dedicated to taste experiences. Developed in a one-hundred year old pink house, the alchemists founded this company through their love for food and flavor. Inspired by complimentary patterns in roots, barks, fruits, herbs, and botanicals, pH works... Read More →
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Portland Bitters Project

Handcrafted, small batch bitters from Portland, Ore. Innovative, layered flavors like Woodland and Aviation Lavender, made from organic botanicals, organic corn spirits and raw sugar. Custom bitters creation available as well! pdxbittersproject@gmail.com
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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 →

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone