Tales of the Cocktail Celebrates its 5th Anniversary July 18-22, 2007

The five-day event toasts the spirit and spirits of New Orleans by exploring the history of dining and drinking with seminars, tastings, professional classes, and more exciting events in the city that boasts the birthplace of the cocktail.

Tales of the Cocktail announced the schedule of events in January 2007 at the Hotel Monteleone and celebrated with a new cocktail creation by mixologist Dale DeGroff. The “NOLA Fizz” is a light and bubbly champagne cocktail just in time for spring and summer – mix at home and enjoy as we have shared the recipe with you below.

Discover the five-day schedule and roster of local, national and international stars of cocktails, food and culture who will present at the 2007 event, online at www.TalesoftheCocktail.com. Book your tickets to the event and make reservations at the headquarters hotel (the historic Monteleone Hotel) soon!

Tales of the Cocktail is this summer’s most spirited event – Don’t miss out!


  • 4 oz Moët & Chandon White Star Champagne or Fre Brut (alcohol-removed)
  • 3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 orange wedges
  • 2 chunks fresh pineapple (3/4” squares)
  • 2 lemon wedges

Muddle the fruit and liqueur in the bottom of a bar glass.
Add ice and champagne. Stir gently and strain into a
champagne flute. Garnish with an orange peel.

The NOLA Fizz was created by Dale DeGroff
especially for the fifth anniversary of Tales of the
Cocktail. Dale DeGroff, the King of Cocktails, is a
leading authority on cocktails throughout the
U.S. Dale has “shaken and stirred” audiences
at Tales of the Cocktail since 2003.

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