The Manhattan Cocktail Classic has come and gone, and with 5 days of events, seminars, tasting bars, celebrations, and revelry, we fit in as much as our bodies would allow.
The kick-off Gala is a Celebration of Hedonism -- mountains of freshly shucked oysters, surrealist displays of charcuterie and tiki-skewers, live bands, dancers, and most importantly, 30,000 hand-crafted cocktails.
It's hard to figure out why someone didn't come up with such a great way to celebrate such a cocktail-mad city long ago.
As you can imagine, a Campari event at a burlesque club with its red hued lighting coupled with the seductively red and divinely delicious cocktails had us swooning all night.
Ah yes, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala. An annual blow-out of extremes, excesses, and lots and lots of cocktails. 40,000 cocktails to be exact.
If you appreciate good cocktails made with quality spirits, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was the closest thing to heaven that I can imagine.