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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Pirate's Choice…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for Pirate's Choice featuring Luke Quaranta, Terrence Houston, and… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Cocktails for a Cause Raises $2,500 for Red Cross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Ann Tuennerman
504-948-0511
ann@talesofthecocktail.com


COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE RAISES $2500.00 FOR RED CROSS
Cure and New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Honoring New Orleans Cocktail Past

NEW ORLEANS – January 26, 2010 – The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society and Cure partnered to host Cocktails for a Cause. Two cocktails were featured at Cocktails for a Cause, the Oloffson’s Punch and the Sazerac, the Official Cocktail of New Orleans. ALL of the proceeds of cocktails purchased benefited the Red Cross efforts in Haiti.

"The scope of the disaster in Haiti is beyond that which we've ever experienced. Given our connections within the Spirits Community and New Orleans in general, this simply seemed like a no-brainer. My only hope is that a year from now, the people of Haiti continue to weigh on us; may they too, not be forgotten," said Paul Tuennerman, Tales of the Cocktail.

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. It was the ideal beneficiary of Cocktails for a Cause.

Our generous partners for Cocktails for a Cause were the Sazerac Company and Rhum Barbancourt. Each cocktail was chosen for the benefit because each brand has its own ties to Haiti.

Sazerac Company has direct ties to Haiti though Antoine Peychaud, who created the bitters used in New Orleans Official Cocktail, the Sazerac. In the early 1800’s, Peychaud and his family moved to New Orleans from current day Haiti, then Saint Domingo.

Rhum Barbancourt is a Haitian rum producing company, which is widely regarded as being one of the best rums produced in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We were also proud to have partnered with the LSU School of Medicine Class of 2013 who raised $250 at Cocktail for a Cause at Cure.
Photography courtesy of Brian Huff of New Orleans, LA

About Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail is an internationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event brings together the best and brightest of the cocktail community—award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers—for a five-day celebration of the history and artistry of making drinks. Each year offers a spirited series of dinners, demos, tastings, competitions, seminars, book signings, tours and parties all perfectly paired with some of the best cocktails ever made.

About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique culture of dining and drinking in New Orleans and the storied bars and restaurants that have contributed to the city’s world-wide culinary acclaim. This organization supports members of the hospitality industry through education and the production of events like Tales of the Cocktail and, most recently, Trails of the Cocktail, a scholarship program for emerging talent in the New Orleans cocktail industry.

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