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Friday, July 22 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Dame Hall of Fame

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Ever since there were cocktails there have been dames. Strong, confident women that were happy to serve you a drink or kick you out if you’ve had too many. Today there are dames around the world that are causing a stir in distilleries and behind the bar. In 2016, we’re returning to honor a new class of extraordinary and spirited cocktail women for their contributions to the craft of making drinks. We will once again takeover Ruth’s Chris Steak House, but this year we’re kicking things off at 6 pm to allow for even more dames to join us as we salute the women that are redefining bartending with every shake.

Presented by Infinium Spirits
In Partnership with Ruth's Chris Steak House
Awards presented by Tales of the Cocktail®, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Kendra Scott Jewelry

Make Reservations with Korey at 504-587-7099 

2016 Dame Hall of Fame Inductees

Pioneer Award Recipient
Audrey Saunders

Proprietor & Beverage Director of Pegu Club
New York, New York

Laura Cullen
VP Sales Manager of Pacific Wine and Spirits
San Francisco, California

Cris Delhavi
Head Bartender at M Restaurant and Bar
Cocktail Apprentice Manager
Columbus, Ohio

Lauren Mote
Co-Owner & Operator at Bittered Sling
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Angie Salame
CEO of Drink Company
Washington, District of Columbia


Artisanal Cheese and Fruit
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable & Dips

Caprese Skewers
Rosemary Shrimp Skewers
Mini Steak Sandwiches
Smokey Chicken Skewers
Ahi Poke
Lamb Lollipops

Mini Berries and Cream
Sweet Potato Shooters


Clarke's Cooler
By Lynnette Marrero
Teeling Irish Whiskey, Cinnamon Apple Tea, Demerara, Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

Lady Sips
By Lynnette Marrero
Sipsmith Gin, Fino Sherry, Aperol, Grapefruit

One Last Midnight
by Meaghan Dorman
Zaya, Punt e Mes, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Islay Scotch, Coffee Salt

La Verdad y Amor
by Kitty Amann
Corralejo Blanco, Carpano Bianco Vermouth, Lemon, Sweet Hibiscus

Brancamenta Parting Shot with Edoardo Branca

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Audrey Saunders

Co-Owner & Beverage Director, Pegu Club
Audrey Saunders is one of the pioneering leaders of modern mixology and the craft cocktail industry. Her New York cocktail lounge, Pegu Club, is also renowned as the bar that jumpstarted the craft-cocktail movement as well as the artisanal spirit industry. Through her mentorship... Read More →

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Angie Fetherston

CEO, Drink Company
Angie Fetherston is the CEO of Drink Company, overseeing the company’s business operations as well as partnerships, corporate development and strategy. She co-founded Drink Company with leading spirits and cocktail expert Derek Brown in 2010 and together they own acclaimed bars... Read More →
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Hollis Bulleit

World Ambassador Bulleit, Bulleit
If you hear a loud melodic laugh from across the room (somewhere in between a cackle and a roar) then you have just heard Hollis Bulleit. If you scan the room and see a bewitching bearcat Top Hat bobbing about then you have almost seen Hollis Bulleit (she's a bit of a hobbit and quite... Read More →
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Lauren Mote

Co-Proprietor, Bittered Sling Bitters
Mixologist. Sommelier. Architect of potions, tonics and elixirs. Accomplished emcee, writer and cocktail judge. International spirits diplomat. Award-winning bar personality Lauren Mote wears many hats, but she’s perhaps best known as the co-proprietor of Bittered Sling— a... Read More →

Cocktail Apprentices
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Cris Dehlavi

I was a CAP in 2010, 11, 12 and 2013 and 2014 I was a Black Coat. This year I am in the prestigious role of White Coat ! I run the bar program at M Restaurant in Columbus Ohio and also hold the B.A.R. Ready certification through Beverage Alcohol Resource. I have been in charge of... Read More →


Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Ruth's Chris Steak House