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 featured in-person education, tastings, networking, and awards programming. 

To toast this momentous occasion, Tales of the Cocktail 2022 returned 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.

Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Agenda

Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Agenda

Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Sponsors

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Watch live stream and on-demand seminars, stream the 16th Annual Spirited Awards Ceremony, interact with other attendees, and much more by purchasing a Virtual Tales of the Cocktail Access ticket. 

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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 are valid proofs of COVID-19 vaccine or negative tests?

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?

How do I pre-register to Tales?

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

How do I get access to the Virtual Tales of the Cocktail Platform?

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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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