[ This is the first of an ongoing Survival Guide series for Tales of the Cocktail. ]
Tales of the Cocktail is anticipated, hot, and maniacally joyful. The event draws cocktail creatures of every ilk and creed to New Orleans for way too many days of imbibing and revelry. To be blunt, it’s deadly and awesome. Rad, even.
Last year I posted some lessons learned from Tales of the Cocktail. Some are worth repeating, but a new year brings new menacing decisions, so I offer these 10 rules to help guide your path should you choose to attend the liver-sacrificing event of the year.
- Do eat as many beignets as you can stuff in your gaping maw.
- Do not order an absinthe frappe if you find yourself at the Old Absinthe House past 1am. Or at least don’t order five of them.
- Do pack white shirts, lots of deodorant, and a hat. Also, wear lots of dresses. Even if you’re a guy. Seriously, you’ll thank me.
- Do not, by any means, consume anything that is bright red. Pat’s Hurricane, I’m talking to you.
- Do stop by anytime at the Mixo House, sponsored by the CSOWG, as the bar will be better than any in NOLA.
- Do not look to the left or to the right when walking down Bourbon Street, lest you be sucked into a cesspool of excellence.
- Do reference the Mixoloseum Twitter feed if you want to know where all the bloggers are at any given time. We understand this may be used in order to avoid us.
- Do get jambalaya from Coop’s Place.
- Do take every muddler you receive and give it to Paul Clarke.
- Do not, by any means, adhere to any rules or preconceptions you’ve brought with you.
What Rules Have I Missed?
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