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Wednesday, July 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tales of the Cocktail® 2016 Official Cocktail Competition: The Year of the Mule

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Tales of the Cocktail 2016 will be the year of the mule. The Moscow Mule to be exact. This classically refreshing cocktail has been kicking bar patrons right in the taste buds since the 1940s. This year we’re challenging bartenders from around the world to reimagine what this drink can be for the chance of having their creation named the Official Cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail 2016. The winning bartender will receive a cash prize, custom trophy created by Royer Corporation and be honored throughout Tales of the Cocktail 2016 for teaching this old mule some new tricks.

Join us in front of the Hotel Monteleone as Ann and Paul Tuennerman cause a stir with a series of special announcements including the next destination for Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour. Make sure you stick around to get your complimentary token to try the winning Mule from the Official Cocktail competition. It’s the perfect way to start off a spirited week in New Orleans. 

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