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.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Seminars

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

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

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

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