I told you I might not be done.
I just want to record a few memorable quotes from my four days at "Tales of the Cocktail" before the rye burns off and my memory slots away in the vapor.
Chuck Taggart (author of the "Gumbo Pages" blog): "Growing up in a New Orleans, I grew up in a drinking household. We had a bar in the back. My dad taught me how to make an Old Fashioned when I was 12."
Jeff Berry (Tiki drink expert and author): "When a drink is really good, you can't find the words for it, it's like music."
Wayne Curtis: "If you are an aging bartender who worked at Don the Beachcomber's and are lying in a hospital, the last face you might see is Jeff Berry saying, `What was the secret ingredient in that drink?!'"
Paul Clarke: (author of the blog "The Cocktail Chronicles"): "That's what I like about Tales of the Cocktail. You're standing in the lobby, minding your own business, and somebody hands you a drink."
Wayne Curtis: "Every spirit family has its bad relatives, and with rum it's Pina Coladas and Rum and Coke. Or worse: Rum and Diet Coke."