What’s shaking around barland, from tiki and pickle backs to the rise of cocktail clubs
Every July, sticky New Orleans hosts the country’s leading mixologists, bar owners, journalists and—here’s where it gets good—professional drinkers at the annual Tales of the Cocktail. We were on the scene and are pretty sure the city ran out of Advil. We also tapped the pulse for the big bar trends sweeping the nation—from cachaça and organic wines to sour beers. Coming soon to a tavern near you.
By Chantal Martineau, Bret Stetka, Jessie Pascoe and Matt Rodbard