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The Big Winners at Tales of the Cocktail

tales of the cocktail spirited awardsWe’re in wrap-up mode following the 11th annual Tales of the Cocktail. And some of the biggest news from the festival happens each year at the Spirited Awards, in which trophies are presented in categories ranging from best bar and best drinks menu to best new product. This year’s event was a Great Gatsby-themed affair, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

When it was all over, the tally showed a big win for New York, as the city earned awards for its many great cocktail bars, restaurant bars and hotel bars. The most prolific of that mix: The Clover Club in Brooklyn and The Dead Rabbit in NYC.

See below for a selection of some of the evenings biggest awards. And then the next time you find yourself in one of the fine cities below (or you require a new book or bottle of gin), you’ll know where to turn.

2013 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award Winners:

World’s Best Cocktail Bar:
Drink, Boston

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar:
The Dead Rabbit, New York

World’s Best Hotel Bar:
The NoMad Hotel, New York

World’s Best Cocktail Menu:
The Dead Rabbit, New York

World’s Best Drink Selection:
Canon, Seattle

Best American Cocktail Bar:
Clover Club, Brooklyn

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar:
Clover Club, Brooklyn

Best Restaurant Bar:
Saxon + Parole Restaurant, New York

Best New Product:
Fords Gin

International Bartender of the Year:
Jack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit, New York

American Bartender of the Year:
Charles Joly, The Aviary, Chicago

Best Cocktail Writing (author):
Gary Regan

Best New Book (Cocktail/Bartending):
Drinks by Tony Conigliaro

Written by Kevin Gray

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