William Grant & Sons took over the float-filled Mardi Gras World for their Tales of the Cocktail portfolio party. The bars throughout the space made a variety of cocktails based around WG&S’ wide portfolio of liquors. Everything from coffee-shop style drinks made with Sailor Jerry’s to Tiki drinks made with Tullamore Dew was on offer, with bar themes ranging from old-school diners, fast-casual restaurants, hip arctic ice bars and beachfront booze stands.
The rainy weather only slightly dampened the mood. Beyond turning WG&S’ best efforts at creating a beach along the Mississippi River into a shoe-sucking sludge, the rain did little to dissuade revelers.
Take a look at our photos up top and be sure to check back for continuing coverage of Tales of the Cocktail.