I love New Orleans and spent several years of my life there. There is something so very special about a dawn stroll through the French Quarter before the heat of the day turns oppressive and the streets fill with raucous crowds, or in the case of the past week, crowds of hipster mixologists.
Yes, it was that time of the year again. Time for Tales of the Cocktail, the preeminent sprits and cocktails event in the U.S., which draws people from around the globe as they trade secrets, explore new spirits and drink a lot. New Orleans is one of the few cities on earth where drinking and the enjoyment of drink continue to be respected as an art form, a true and essential element of the fabric of the culture. Consider me lucky to have had the chance to be involved in this year's Tales, even if peripherally.
Filmed on location at The Saint Hotel Bar 931 Canal Street, New Orleans