Brewing Up Cocktails at Tales 2012

totc2012After multiple stops along the West Coast from San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada, Brewing Up Cocktails is finally heading East. Ezra Johnson-Greenough and I are taking the show on the road to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail 2012. We’re teaming up with El Dorado Rum and Drambuie for a Spirited Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico Steakhouse featuring four original beer cocktails. Chef Spencer Minch has put together a great menu to pair with the drinks. Here’s the official description and menu:

Brewing Up Cocktails

Craft cocktails and craft beer meet in the same glass in this spirited dinner focused on beer cocktails. From punches to sours to flips, beer is working its way onto cocktail menus across the country. Jacob Grier and Ezra Johnson-Greenough, co-founders of Portland, Oregon’s Brewing Up Cocktails events group, team up with El Dorado rum and Drambuie for this sudsy occasion at Emeril’s Delmonico Steakhouse.

First Course
Mint-Ginger Grilled Gulf Shrimp Romaine and Arugula, Toasted Almond, Pineapple-Mango Vin
Paired with
Mai Ta-IPA — El Dorado Silver rum, El Dorado 8 year rum, lime, IPA, B. G. Reynold’s orgeat, Combier

Second Course
Orange-Honey Glazed Moulard Duck Breast Spiced Cous Cous, Pinenuts, Currants
Paired with
Wit-ty Flip — Drambuie, lemon, orange bitters, allspice dram, whole egg, witbier

Third Course
Jerk Spiced Pork Roast, Coconut rice, Tostones, Molho Vin
Paired with
Sierra Highlands — Drambuie 15, framboise lambic syrup, lemon, Kellerweis

Fourth Course
Ginger Panna Cotta, Carmelized Pineapple, Macadamia Nut Crunch, Star Anise-Raw Suger Sauce
Paired with
Chocolate Stout Flip — El Dorado 15 year rum, Averna, Angostura bitters, whole egg, chocolate stout

The dinner will be held on Thursday, July 26, during Tales of the Cocktail. Tickets are $100 and can be reserved by calling (504) 525-4937.


2 thoughts on “Brewing Up Cocktails at Tales 2012”

  1. Those drinks sound really nice (the food sounds good too). I’m relatively new to the world of cocktails so I don’t expect a great deal of success for my efforts but I will be trying to figure out proportions for those drinks. I doubt I’ll get anywhere close to what they actually should be (I’m thinking I could use the Black Flip as a starting point for the Chocolate Stout Flip) but maybe, with a little luck, I’ll at least end up with something tasty. Anyway, sounds like a fun night.

  2. Riverview Photography (based in NOLA)…is working hard to get our company name out to as many Tales of a Cocktail 2012 attendees as possible. Came across this article and hoping that the night at Emeril’s may be a good photo op spot! Maybe El Dorado Rum and/or Drambuie would sponsor a photo op…we could do a Step and Repeat set up and print on site photos for the guests to take home.We print a 5×7, logo the photo and present in a plain white photo jacket. We can also allow guests to FB, Tweet or email the image within minutes!!!Email me for more information about our services!!! Hope this works!!!

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