Manhattan cocktail classic

In the past few years, New York has become a world power in cocktail culture. Paying homage to our alcoholic evolution is the Manhattan Cocktail Classic—a five-day festival of mixology-themed tastings, seminars and parties (May 14--18). Tickets just went on sale for events like “The Agave Session: The Magical Elixirs of Mexico” and the Soul Shakedown, a look inside the hotly anticipated downtown tiki bar Pain Killer. Events are $50 a pop, except the not-to-be-missed gala: $100 buys access to a booze-drenched spectacular inside the New York Public Library. For tickets and a full list of events, visit manhattancocktailclassic.com. Use discount code “TONY” for 25% off all events.

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