Imbibers, Rejoice! Manhattan Cocktail Classic Tickets Go On Sale Friday

It's about that time of year again. No, not spring, silly. Time to start planning for the five-day Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which kicks off May 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1, promptly at high noon. Events include the swanky gala, which last year took over the entire New York Public Library, as well as seminars, tastings, dinners, and brand-sponsored parties at venues throughout the city.

Educational sessions to be held at Astor Center include "How to Behave in a Bar," "The Science of Citrus," "Tequila's Rebirth," and "The History of Distilling in New York City." The full schedule is coming soon to

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Seminars

SATURDAY, MAY 14: 11:30am - 1:00pm: The Science of Mixology 12:15pm - 1:45pm: Hand's on with Tony Abou-Ganim 1:45pm - 3:15pm: History: What is it Good For? Dave Wondrich 2:30pm - 4:00pm: Whiskey is the New Black 4:00pm - 5:30pm: How to Behave in a Bar 4:45pm - 6:15pm: Rye Mania with Dave Wondrich 6:15pm - 7:45pm: Aperitivo: The Italian Happy Hour hosted by Joe Campanale 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Beyond the Hangover Cure

SUNDAY, MAY 15: 11:30am - 1:00pm: Art of the Simple Cocktail 12:15pm - 1:45pm: Glasses & Tools hosted by Dale DeGroff 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Whiskies of the World 2:30pm - 4:00pm: Classic Cocktails, Classic Film 4:00pm - 5:30pm: A Drop Of The Hard Stuff 4:45pm - 6:15pm: Preserving with Liquor 6:15pm - 7:45pm: Global Drink Ritual 7:00pm - 8:30pm: The Science of Citrus

MONDAY, MAY 16: 11:30am - 1:00pm: Spirits in a Blind with Steve Olson and Doug Frost 12:15pm - 1:45pm: Drink Like You Eat 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Discovering Le Cognac with Dale DeGroff, Steve Olson, Dave Wondrich, Doug Frost, Paul Pacult and Andy Seymour 2:30pm - 4:00pm: Three Mixologists, Three Drinks, Three Ways 4:00pm - 5:30pm: From the BeGINning 4:45pm - 6:15pm: Tequila's Rebirth 6:15pm - 7:45pm: Age: The Final Frontier 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Rum

TUESDAY, MAY 17: 11:30am - 1:00pm: Botanical Bartending 12:15pm - 1:45pm: The Agave Sessions 1:45pm - 3:15pm: The Mindful Bartender 2:30pm - 4:00pm: The Science of Taste 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Mysticism and Magic 4:45pm - 6:15pm: The History of Distilling in New York City

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