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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Tasting Through the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Tasting Through the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

This past weekend we expended much time and energy in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic tasting rooms. It was filled with some familiar faces and plenty of new ones, as we moved from table to table to sample the goods. There were dozens of memorable bottles on display – too many…read more →

Beer Cocktails

Beer Cocktails

One of the more spirited seminars we attended during this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic was on the subject of beer cocktails. Some people love them. Some people hate them. And most people are just curious as to where beer cocktails fall into the spectrum of bartending and consumption. Leading the…read more →

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: News and Notes

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: News and Notes

Cocktail Enthusiast spent the last few days roaming the tasting rooms, seminars and parties of the 2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Below: some of our favorite finds — The MCC Gala kicked off on Friday night with plenty of revelry. There were tuxes and little black dresses. Makeshift bars and Negronis…read more →

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: Perrier Panel Talks Cocktail Trends

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: Perrier Panel Talks Cocktail Trends

On Monday, we learned that the Manhattan Cocktail Classic isn’t just one big cocktail party. It’s also an educational convention offering a wealth of industry-specific information to the curious. This lesson came in Perrier’s panel discussion called “What’s Shaken’: Cocktail Trends from the Source.” Hosted by friend of the program,…read more →

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: Count Negroni’s Birthday Bash

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: Count Negroni’s Birthday Bash

On Sunday night 200 top bartenders descended upon the Brooklyn-based New York Distilling Company to celebrate Count Camillo Negroni’s birthday. The Italian Count is credited with creating his eponymous drink in the early 1900s, so to honor his contribution to cocktails, attendees paired Negronis with their finest top hats and…read more →

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: The Gala

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: The Gala

On Friday night the Manhattan Cocktail Classic kicked off with the opening Gala at the New York Public Library. As the glitziest and booziest of all MCC events, the Gala is the hottest ticket in town — apparently this year’s party sold out in about 10 minutes. Of course, all…read more →