Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2013

Whether you sip, slurp, gulp or gargle... It's time to pinky-up because the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is coming May 17-21, 2013. What does this mean? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Well, for starters, fancy dressed Cocktailians will be roaming the New York Public Library which will be transformed into one of the world’s grandest cocktail parties for the Opening Night Gala. The black-tie event will take over all four floors of the marbled halls, filling every reading room, stairwell, nook and cranny with masterfully created cocktails, live musical performances, delectable nibbles and noshes, and thousands of the city’s most fashionable movers and shakers filling every room libating their way through chapters of mixology recipes. Then, throughout the five imbibing days, hob nob with other cocktail lovers at all the different spirited soirĂ©es, bar crawls, bus tours, pig roasts, punch parties; and a three-day trade conference for beverage industry professionals.

WAIT. THERE'S MORE! Le Bernardin’s Chef Eric Riper will host a cocktail-paired dinner. Brooklyn cocktail mecca, Huckleberry Bar, will have a mixology class featuring Brooklyn-based, produced and inspired spirits. Celebrate Grand Central Terminal’s 100th anniversary at The Campbell Apartment, featuring turn-of-the 20th century cocktails. Also, a decadent afternoon of chocolate and cocktail pairings. Um... Tiki Safari? (Cant wait to see what that's all about!) Then off to learn a few tricks of the trade, only to forget everything after sampling a few too many at countless bar seminars and hands-on workshops at some of NYC’s most heralded watering holes. Finally, hair of the dog at a boozy brunch. WHATTHEHELL? Don't say I didn't warn you. Good Luck and Cheers!

Tickets go on sale March 15th at Noon http://www.manhattancocktailclassic.com/