Chicago goes to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail

The Aviary’s Charles Joly was named American Bartender of the Year, Sable’s Alex Renshaw is a “bartender to watch” and we drank mint juleps for breakfast.

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Best New Cocktail Program: Charles Joly, The Aviary and The Office

Best New Cocktail Program: Charles Joly, The Aviary and The Office Photographer: Christian Seel


Charles Joly
Beverage Director at The Aviary

What he did there: 1) Won Best American Bartender: “I was so happy to make it to the final four [for Best American Bartender], and I was friends with everyone nominated as well, and they’re all at the top of their game. I’m a lifelong Chicagoan, so bringing any national and international attention to the great things happening in the city is the bigger picture. Anytime anyone gets recognition for what they’re doing, whether it’s a great restaurant or a great bar, it’s great for the whole community.”

2) Judged the Bare Knuckle Bar Fight: “The creativity in the cocktail world just continues to grow. You’re seeing cities like Miami and Kansas City making great cocktails, which shows that people are drinking better all over the country. Plus Barrelhouse Flat made a Malört and housemade tonic that was remarkably good.”


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