Actually, the spirits have already called and gone on their way. It seems like it was a much more energetic Tales of the Cocktail this year than even previous years. I sensed everyone was revved up. We met people from all over the world as usual. That is always exciting. We met a bar owner from Cyprus. He and his friends started the first bar on the island that embraces the cocktail culture, and originally it was a mobile bar. They would cater for parties and events. But they saved up and now they have their own cocktail lounge called Lost+Found Drinkery, the only bar of its kind on the Isle of Cyprus. This year, the partners saved up to send Dinos to Tales of the Cocktails to meet and make connections and bring back experiences to share. Kind of exciting. Now my poster is hanging in a bar in Cyprus. And bars in Sydney, and Moscow, and Panama, and even Cleveland!
This year’s theme was The Spirits Are Calling, so my poster depicts a burlesque beauty lounging in her martini glass while being surprised by a friendly ghost who is topping off her Daiquiri. I don’t know if I’d want to drink that Martini, but the Daiquiri looks good.