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Thursday, July 21 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
South Meets Southwest: A Tale of Two Cocktail Bars

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Counter Intuitive, Thrillist rated "Top 21 Best New Bars in America" and revolving concept cocktail bar from Scottsdale, Arizona will be pairing up with NOLA's Tasting Table-nominated "Best 8 Cocktails Bars in the USA 2014", Bar Tonique. Join Jason Asher, Mark Schettler and Keifer Gilbert as we pay homage to tequila, horse races and wild nights south of the border circa 1929 with thought-provoking cocktails hosted by Azunia Tequila.

About Azuñia Tequila

Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir in every sip. It is the exclusive export ofAgaveros Unidos de Amatitán and its second-generation, family-owned-and-operated Rancho Miravalle estate, which has created exceptional tequila for nearly 20 years. Made with 100% pure Weber Blue Agave grown in dedicated fields of the Jalisco lowlands, we harvest by hand and roast the organic agave in traditional clay hornos to ensure authenticity and depth of flavor. We then finish with a natural, open-air fermentation process and bottle on-site in small batches using a consistent process to deliver field-to-bottle quality.

Speakers
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Mark Schettler

GM, Bar Tonique
"Be excellent to each other and party on dudes!" | | USBG New Orleans Chapter President, & Bar Tonique GM.

Personalities
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Jason Asher

Director of Beverage Development, Counter Intuitive
Jason Asher, a Scottsdale-native, began his career working in restaurants throughout high school and college. He relocated to San Francisco in 2001 to attend and graduate from the California Culinary Academy. He began his journey from bartender to mixologist at the Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in 2007. A few years later, in 2010, Jason won the prestigious GQ Bombay Sapphire’s "Most Inspired Bartender" nationally. His hospitality... Read More →
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Keifer Gilbert

Bartender, Counter Intuitive
Bartender at Scottsdale’s Counter Intuitive and Phoenix’s Crudo, Keifer Gilbert has 5 years of bartending experience. An active USBG member for over 4 years, he is commited to the craft through educational tastings and seminars, which has pushed him into the forefront of the Phoenix cocktail scene. Keifer has competed in various local and national cocktail competitions and has been featured in magazines, such as Tasting Panel, So... Read More →

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Azunia Tequila

Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir in every sip. It is the exclusive export of AgaverosUnidos de Amatitán and its second-generation, family-owned-and-operated Rancho Miravalle estate, which has created exceptional tequila for nearly 20 years. Made with 100% pure Weber Blue Agave grown in dedicated fields of the Jalisco lowlands, we harvest by hand and roast the organic agave in... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar Tonique 820 N Rampart Street New Orleans, LA 70116


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