TALES OF THE TODDY
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it wouldn’t be the holidays without family, friends and, of course, a few cocktails. Tales of the Toddy, the annual homage to yuletide drinks, returns to add the spirits to the holiday season and this year it’s going to be more festive than ever. Join us as the city’s best bartenders, restaurants and local artists and vendors will all be making spirits bright with their own brand of holiday cheer. New Orleans mixologists will also be putting their shakers to the test in our spiked eggnog cocktail competition.
For this holiday event with twist, we are asking local mixologists and all those shaking up the holidays to craft holiday cocktail using your spirit.
Our guests will experience your product and enjoy desserts, drinks, and other delights from the area’s best restaurants and bars. All to warm the spirit and offer good cheer, as we raise a glass to toast the season.
Just by participating, you'll be getting into the holiday spirit with a little holiday cheer, as a portion of our ticket proceeds will benefit the Flo Woodard Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Flo Woodward Memorial Bartending Scholarship will annually select a bartending professional to attend the Bartending/Beverage Management Course, which is a 12-week program taught by Travis Sanders at the Crescent City School of Bartending in New Orleans and valued at over $3000.00.
You will also be supporting the Collin’s Family with each ticket purchased. Each attendee will receive a limited edition bar towel and $10 from each ticket sold will be donated to support the Collin’s Family, an oyster farming family, who suffered from the recent flooding of the Mississippi River. The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) has created a charity bar towel, in which 100% of the proceeds from this limited edition bar towel will go directly to Nick Collins and his family, who owns more than 2,000 oyster bed leases. The Collins Oyster Company was started by Levy Collins Sr., Nick's great-grandfather 90 years ago.