Tales of the Cocktail 2013 Winners: Julie Reiner, the Dead Rabbit and More From NYC
While you were boozing it up this weekend, some of our drinks industry's finest figures were, well, also boozing it up—professionally—at the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans. And at the annual awards ceremony, New York bars and bartenders cleaned up! Huge props to Julie Reiner, who was named Best Bar Mentor, while her Clover Club in Brooklyn received the designation of Best American Cocktail Bar. The Dead Rabbit got three nods, including World's Best New Cocktail Bar, and many of our city's other watering holes were recognized as well. See the full list below.
American Bartender of the Year: Charles Joly, The Aviary, Chicago
Best American Brand Ambassador: Todd Richman, Sidney Frank Portfolio
Best American Cocktail Bar: Clover Club, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Best Bar Mentor: Julie Reiner, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Best Cocktail Writing (author): Gary Regan
Best Cocktail Writing (publication): DiffordsGuide.com
Best High Volume Cocktail Bar: Clover Club, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Best International Brand Ambassador: Jacob Briars, Bacardi Portfolio
Best New Book (Cocktail/Bartending): Drinks by Tony Conigliaro
Best New Product: Fords Gin
Best Restaurant Bar: Saxon + Parole Restaurant, New York
International Bartender of the Year: Jack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit, New York
World’s Best Cocktail Bar: Drink, Boston, Mass.
World’s Best Cocktail Menu: The Dead Rabbit, New York
World’s Best Drink Selection: Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium, Seattle, Wash.
World’s Best Hotel Bar: The NoMad Hotel, New York
World’s Best New Cocktail Bar: The Dead Rabbit, New York
The Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award: Salvatore Calabrese