NEW ORLEANS - It's almost hard to believe that it wasn't until 2002 that a festival was launched in New Orleans to celebrate the cocktail.
The first day of tenth annual Tales of the Cocktail was on Tuesday.
Co-founder Ann Tuennerman joined us to mark the occasion and to tell us about the book, "Tales of the Cocktail: From A to Z."
The festival is Tuesday through Sunday at various New Orleans venues.
To learn more about Tales of the Cocktail or to order a copy of the book, call 948-0511 or visit http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/.
Chef Ryan Prewitt's from Calcasieu Restaurant's Tales of the Cocktail "Spirited Dinner" was in the kitchen to cook for us. The event is Thursday night.