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Royal Sonesta New Orleans Readies For Tales of the Cocktail

Hotel & Resort | Royal Sonesta New Orleans | Bobbi Dempsey | May 16, 2016

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Readies For Tales of the Cocktail

PHOTO: Save the date, buy a ticket, enjoy it all. (Photo courtesy Tales of the Cocktail)

If you have been looking for a good excuse to enjoy a vacation to New Orleans, we have the perfect idea—and your timing couldn’t be better!

There is still plenty of time to make it to the Big Easy to enjoy Tales of the Cocktail. This annual event brings together cocktail industry insiders with those who simply enjoy a good drink—all mixing and mingling together, while exchanging tips, recipes and cocktail-related stories.

This is a popular event, so you will want to make your arrangements now to ensure you don’t miss out. Your choice of accommodations will of course have a major impact on your experience, so it’s important to select a place to stay carefully. You can’t go wrong when you choose Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

Tales of the Cocktail originated 14 years ago as the New Orleans Cocktail Tour. Occasionally making detours to other locations, the event seems strongly connected to its birthplace, where it continues to return.

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This year, the event takes place July 19—24 in New Orleans and will feature a range of exciting events including bartending demonstrations, distillery tours, drink tastings, networking events and more. There will also be your chance to go for the glory in a number of drink-related competitions.

Located in the heart of New Orleans on legendary Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta blends all of the elegance you expect from an upscale hotel with the southern charm we all love about Louisiana.

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You can enjoy traditional touches reminiscent of the French Quarter, along with modern amenities like a fitness center and business services. Not surprisingly, there is also a jazz club on site where you can enjoy great tunes performed by talented local musicians.

Special packages include the Royal Bed and Breakfast, Spring in NOLA deals and French Quarter Fling Package with rates starting as low as $159 per night!

Hurricane Recipe

The Hurricane is one of the most popular traditional drinks of New Orleans. If you can’t wait for Tales of the Cocktail, here’s how you can create your own Hurricane to enjoy at home. (Recipe courtesy of


  • 2 oz White rum
  • 2 oz Dark rum
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 2 oz Passion fruit juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • .5 oz Grenadine
  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into a large Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with an orange half-wheel and a cherry.

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