Following successful stops in Vancouver and Buenos Aires, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is taking its show on the road once again, this time to one of the largest and most culturally rich cities in the world: Mexico City. This three-day festival will feature renowned bartenders sharing their insights at a series of educational seminars by day as we dive into Mexico City’s rising cocktail scene by night. Join us in Mexico City in Spring 2015 to get a taste of what Tales of the Cocktail® is all about in a city you’ll never forget.
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Jim Ryan

Hendrick's Gin
Global Ambassador
New York

At the very top of his game, Jim Ryan was freshly crowned Best American Brand Ambassador at Tales of the Cocktail 2012, a homage to his peculiar work with Hendrick’s Gin.

A devotion to quality ingredients and creative mixology mixed with an unusual dash of eccentricity makes Jim Ryan the perfect embodiment of Hendrick’s. His holistic approach to bartending and productive dreams, have allowed Jim to hone his craft and bring a unique perspective to his role as Ambassador.

Jim worked his way up through the ranks as a bartender and mixologist in some of New York’s top bars and lounges. While working under the tutelage of the famed Jean-Georges Vongerichten, at Perry Street Restaurant, Jim discovered a passion for anticipation and invisibility in service as well as a seasonal approach to mixology. He brought that perspective to Brooklyn’s Dressler Restaurant where he served as beverage director developing the restaurant’s bar program until he joined Hendrick’s Gin as an Ambassador in 2008. Jim currently educates on the technical minutia of gin distillation and how best to build cucumber conservatories across the USA.