And our readers, well: Our readers love a good martini.
So, in a toast to this unified scene of connoisseurs and boozehounds, we bring you a sneak peek of New York's finest celebration of spirits, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, coming up May 14 - 18. All wine drinkers will be welcomed with open arms.
Now in its second year, the Classic brings together bartenders, mixologists, and spirit enthusiasts for a four-day conference on the art and craft of the cocktail. Whatever's in your glass, there's a seminar that will give you a deeper understanding of both its history, and its future. Here are some of our can't-miss picks.
Want to check out the MCC?Snooth readers get 25% off of any Manhattan Cocktail Classic seminar. Just enter the special discount code "MCCPartner" when you check out.
Saturday, May 15What better way to spend a Saturday morning than learning about the history of drink mixing? Dave Wondrich's seminar looks back at long-gone ingredients, ancient mixologists, and the tippling habits of pirates and kings.
Why would you pass up the chance to drink moonshine (oh yes, there will be samples) with a legend?
American Drinks Invade Europe
Fernando Castellon and Dave Wondrich trace the American influence on European cocktails through an examination of 19th century cocktail cookbooks from England, France, Germany, and Spain.
Monday, May 17
The Agave Session: The Magical Elixirs of Mexico
Study the roots of Tequila and Mezcal, all while sampling artisinal agave-creations. This session celebrates the long, twisting history of Mexico's beloved spirit.
Monday, May 17
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Tired of your usual reds and whites? Why not try a Foja Tonda, Txakoli, or Romorantin?