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Medicine, shaken and stirred: Cocktails that cure what ails you By Amy Zavatto When you order up your preferred potable potion at your favorite watering hole, you’re probably thinking, “Cocktails! Yippie!” or “Boy do I need this after such a long, cruddy week!” But what you might not be thinking is that very same alluring… Read More

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Iris bartender Sharon Floyd explores herbal medicine and mixology By Todd A. Price, | Times-Picayune “To your health” might be the world’s most common toast. Sharon Floyd, the bartender at Iris and a yoga instructor, is taking that sentiment literally and investigating the medicinal qualities of herbs used in cocktails. Floyd, who has researched… Read More

Sharon Floyd featured in Tasting Panel Magazine

Pisco’s One-Two Punch BRIDGET ALBERT HEADS TO NOLA FOR A TASTE OF THIS SOUTH AMERICAN SPIRIT IN COCKTAILS AND CUISINE AT IRIS Pisco is a lively spirit and is an inspiration for fresh cocktails. There are several quality piscos available for mixologists to explore, including Barsol, ORO, Macchu Pisco, Pisco Portón and Encanto. My friend… Read More

Sharon Floyd named Tales of the Cocktail Scholarship Recipient

Sharon Floyd receives Tales of the Cocktail Scholarship  January 25, 2011 – New Orleans – In 2010, Tales of the Cocktail®, the world’s premier cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans, announced a new, $25,000 scholarship program developed exclusively for former cocktail apprentices. After an intensive judging process, eight former apprentices from across the country were… Read More

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