Tales of the Cocktail

Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- Bartender Patrick Thomas shakes double time making a Portland Rickey as Tales of the Cocktail kicked off its 11th annual event Wednesday with a party in front of the Monteleone Hotel featuring an open-to-the-public event, where people tasted samples of the Portland Rickey.
Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- Bartender Patrick Thomas shakes double time making a Portland Rickey as Tales of the Cocktail kicked off its 11th annual event Wednesday with a party in front of the Monteleone Hotel featuring an open-to-the-public event, where people tasted samples of the Portland Rickey.

Tales of the Cocktail kicked off its 11th annual event Wednesday with a party in front of the Monteleone Hotel.

The party featured an attendees tasted samples of Portland Rickey.

The event, which features seminars, samples and social events, some free and other for a fee, runs through Sunday.