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Monday, July 29, 2013

The 4th Annual Pig & Punch at Tales of the Cocktail

Photo by Gabi Porter

On Sunday, July 21, Imbibe was proud to join the Bon Vivants in New Orleans for the 4th Annual Pig & Punch at Tales of the Cocktail. There was punch and pork aplenty, plus fantastic music from the Young Fellaz Brass Band—marking their third P&P appearance—and hundreds of bartenders, volunteers, KIPP families and employees, neighbors and Tales of the Cocktail attendees. The event was a huge success, and we're excited to announce that this year's Pig & Punch raised nearly $20,000 for New Orlean's KIPP Believe Primary and other local KIPP schools! 

More than 100 people came out to KIPP Believe Primary for Pig & Punch's volunteer day.

So, what does it take to throw Pig & Punch?

To eat? Three whole animals amounting to 400-500 pounds, 90 racks of ribs, 300 pounds of pork shoulder, 500 pounds of sausage, 500 pieces of chicken and 500 pounds of sides. Not to forget delicious Luxardo gelato from NOLA's La Divina Gelateria. There wasn't a bite or a scoop left.

To drink? A total of 7 punches amounting to 132 gallons, 6 kegs of Anchor Steam, 35 cases of Perrier and countless bottles of Shrub & Co. There wasn't a drop left.

Head to our Facebook page for a fun gallery of photos from this year's festivities and stay tuned for details about the Bon Vivant's upcoming Swig & Swine event at Portland Cocktail Week this October.

Special thanks to all the incredible sponsors who make this event possible: Templeton, Don Q, Don Julio, Beefeater 24, Absolut, Jameson, D'Ussé VSOP Cognac, Ancho Reyes, Solerno, Becherovka, Perrier Jouët, Mandarin Napolean, The Kings Ginger, Luxardo, Gekkeikan, Barenjager, Fernet Branca, Carpano Antica, Unicom Plum, Noilly Prat, St. Germain, Pernod, Shrub & Co, Fee Brothers, Jägermeister, Anchor Steam, Bin 27 and Perrier.