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Greg Mays

Simple Cocktails
Managing Editor
Albuquerque, NM
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.
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Greg's new book "New Mexico Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Land of Enchantment," is available July 4, 2016 from Arcadia Press.
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New Mexico may appear to be the land of a thousand Margaritas, but its distilleries and historic cocktails are complex enough to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Cowboys and banditos alike distilled and drank their way to infamy. Prohibition drinkers masked the questionable spirits with cocktails at local joints like the legendary triple-level speakeasy of Santa Fe that was so secret, it had no name. Though the state had no legal distilleries for several decades following Prohibition, Arturo Jaramillo created the quintessential New Mexican cocktail in 1965. When Don Quixote Distillery opened in 2005, it set the stage for a cocktail revolution. Cocktail enthusiast Greg Mays explores a boozy history spiked with anecdotes and garnished with over one hundred simple recipes for the home bartender.

Wednesday, July 20
 

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Thursday, July 21
 

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Meet the Distillers Happy Hour Sheraton New OrleansArvero • Balsam • Brenne • CH-Dogma • Laird's • Maraska • Polugar • Sibona • Distillery No. 209 • A. Smith Bowman • Topo Chico • Rhum Clément • Graton Distilling Co. • Lyon Distilling Co. • Lasserre Honey Cognac • US Medallions Custom Coins • The Walter Collective • Copper & Kings American Brandy Company • Rhum Damoiseau • New Columbia Distillers • Black Dirt Distillery • Cathead Distillery • Corsair Distillery • De Borgen Distillery • Michter's Distillery • Prohibition Distillery • Rebecca Creek Distillery • Prichards Distillery, Inc. • Cardrona Distillery, Ltd • Balcones Distilling • Catoctin Creek Distilling • Coppersea Distilling • HPS Epicurean • Don Ciccio & Figli • Tropical Foods • Beefeater Gin • Four Pillars Gin • Master's Selection Gin • Plymouth Gin • Whitley Neill Gin • Greenhook Ginsmiths • Paris Gourmet • Preiss Imports • Mezcal Viejo Indecente • Rhum JM • Douglas Laing • Vias Imports Ltd. • Mezcal Marca Negra • Sandeman Port • BATCH, Hyatt French Quarter • El Dorado Rum • Gosling's Rum • Old New Orleans Rum • Papa's Pilar Rum • Plantation Rum • Pusser's Rum • Mizu Shochu • New Holland Artisan Spirits • Tuthilltown Spirits • Two James Spirits • Vision Wine and Spirits • Glencairn Crystal Studios • Château du Tariquet • Azunia Tequila • Ledger's Tonic • Bitter Truth • Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka • California Walnuts • Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky • J.P. Wiser's • Gooderham and Worts
 
Friday, July 22
 

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Saturday, July 23
 

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