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Odd Birds NOLA at Selina Hosts Tales of The Cocktail Events

NEW ORLEANS – This week, thousands of drinks industry professionals from bartenders to distillers will descend upon The Big Easy for Tales of the Cocktail, the industry’s annual meeting place for exchanging new ideas, products, and techniques with hundreds of events and tastings. Odd Birds NOLA at Selina is excited to announce that at the same time it celebrates its one-year anniversary, it will also be hosting eight events as part of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. This includes:

·       Monday, July 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ~ Patrón Perfectionists gives industry insiders the chance to meet three 2023 Patrón Perfectionists Global Finalists, including Logan Demmy from 11am to 1pm, Dash Tume from 1 to 3 p.m., and Max Macauley from 3 to 5 p.m. There is currently a waitlist for this event at

·       Monday, July 24, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. ~ Academia Patrón Presents: Mixología de México Selina will showcase Mexico’s rich beverage culture throughout the ages along with Mexican bartenders who are shaping its future. There is currently a waitlist for this event at

·       Tuesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. ~ Seminar & Brunch detailing how to use high end sherry wines in cocktails presented by The House of Lustau at the 1862 Dry Bar at Odd Birds NOLA.

·       Tuesday, July 25, 5 to 8 p.m. ~ Guest Shift by Anthony Medina from Miami featuring Gin de Las Californias and The Community Spirit Vodka.

·       Tuesday, July 25, at 8 p.m. ~ Sherry Cocktails by Lustau features specialty cocktails crafted with sherry from The House of Lustau at the 1862 Dry Bar at Odd Birds NOLA.

·       Wednesday, July 26 3 to 5 p.m. ~ Ron Colón Salvadoreño presents Daiquiri Kombat U.S. Finals at Tales of the Cocktail. Rules and more information available at @thebestdrinkever

·       Wednesday, July 26, 5 to 8 p.m. ~ Happy Hour with The Champagne Bar at The Surf Club at Four Seasons Surfside in Miami and Diplomatico Rum featuring cocktails and Venezuelan bites. RSVP to

·       Wednesday, July 26, 8 to 11 p.m. ~ Late Night Drinks with Coctelería Perla Negra bar from New York crafting inventive cocktails featuring Bosscal Mezcal. RSVP to

·       Thursday, July 27, 2 to 3 p.m. ~ “Bromance Bar Shift” brings the Flamingo Dudes, a.k.a. Tim Rabior of General Horseplay out of Key West, Florida and Alex “Supertramp” Alfonso from Breakthru Beverage Group. Featured cocktails will include Passion Party, Kong Dong Daiq, and Nina Bonina.

·       Thursday, July 27, 6 to 8 p.m. ~ Happy Hour with bartenders Genesis Cruz and Steven Ferreira from Bar Belly out of New York City making imaginative cocktails featuring Bosscal Mezcal.

·       Friday, July 28, 8 to 11 p.m. ~ “Tropical” Late Night Drinks with bartender Gelo Honrade of Café Salmagundi from New York City will be shaking up tropical themed cocktails featuring Bosscal Mezcal and Coconut Cartel rum. RSVP to

“We are honored to be able to showcase such amazing bartenders from some of the most highly regarded bars around the country,” says Cesar Diaz, who co-owns Odd Birds NOLA at Selina with his partners, Asdrubal Martinez and Shane McFarland. “Add in top liquor brands from around the world such as Bosscal Mezcal and Diplomatico Rum and Odd Birds NOLA at Selina will be the place to be for this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.”


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