Tales of the Cocktail 2022

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation invites the global drinks community to return to New Orleans for its 20-year anniversary from July 25 – 29.

With hundreds of opportunities developed specifically for industry professionals from bartenders to distillers, Tales of the Cocktail® is the drinks industry’s leading conference for exchanging new ideas, products, and techniques. This year’s event will feature in-person education, tastings, networking, and awards programming. While programming at our host hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, starts on Monday, July 25, this year also features “Pre-Tales” kick-off events starting Sunday, July 24.

To toast this momentous occasion, Tales of the Cocktail 2022 will return with a curated lineup of seminars, events, and, of course, imbibing all in the name of “progress” — the festival’s official 2022 theme. Chosen for its recognition of the nimble and adaptive development of the drinks industry,  “Progress” showcases the transformative atmosphere and nature of the resilient cocktail community.

Ticketing Release Schedule

July 6, 2022 – Registration & Access to Virtual Platform Begins

Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Agenda

Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Agenda

Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Sponsors

Q MIXERS is the Official Mixer for Tales of the Cocktail® 2022. Once more, both brands have come together to inspire and impact the drinks community.

This year, in celebration of Meet at Tales, we’re taking a retrospect of the past 19 years of progress within the drinks industry as some of our industry leaders share their fondest memories as we get ready to convene back in New Orleans for the 20-year anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail®.


Tales of the Cocktail 2022 FAQs

Please see the event and ticketing full FAQs [HERE]

What is Tales of the Cocktail®?

Who Attends Tales of the Cocktail?

How old do you have to be to attend?

Do you have to have the COVID-19 vaccination to attend?

What is the cost to attend Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans?

How to qualify for a Tasting Room Wristband:

Where do I get my wristband for the event?

What do I need to pick up my wristband with my tickets on it at Registration?

I do not see my question on the FAQ document:

Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans 

To book your stay at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, please click hereThe Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans is located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. There are a limited number of rooms available – we encourage all attendees to book by Friday, June 24, 2022!



Discounted Airport Transportation
Round Trip $40 per person | One Way $20 per person

Provided by Airport Shuttle
Official airport/hotel shared ride shuttle reservations MUST be made on this website at least 48 hours prior to your flight arrival time. To change a reservation made online, please call 866-596-2699.  Click here for arrival details and airport layout.


prog·ress /prəˈɡres/

(1): to move forward: PROCEED
(2): to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage

PROGRESS illustrates the adaptive change of the drinks industry. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is inspired to embrace this theme in 2022 to showcase the transformative atmosphere and nature of our community. 

Tales of the Cocktail 2021

Tales of the Cocktail® returned for its 19th year in a hybrid digital and in-person format September 20-23, 2021.

Headlining the conference were the signature educational initiatives featuring more than 50 digital seminars, Beyond the Bar activations, the Dame Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, an all-new pre-conference event – Diversity Distilled Career Fair – in response to widespread industry labor shortages, the return of Meet the Distillers, and the annual Spirited Awards®. 

Stream TOTC2021 Here

Tales of the Cocktail® 2021 Event Recap


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