Hey Ya’ll! I’ve just recovered. Actually, I’m not sure if I’ve fully recovered. I was in New Orleans during the last week of July for Tales of the Cocktail, an annual weeklong event for beverage industry professionals. If you’ve never heard of Tales, just close your eyes and picture New Orleans…then add 15,000 bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts…then add every major liquor brand…and combine that with about 75 events every day…for a week. It’s exhilarating and overwhelming all at once.