Photographer Gabi Porter spent a week in the New Orleans heat and humidity, attending events and plenty of late-night parties at the year’s biggest (professional) party, and shooting portraits of these colorful personalities. The takeaway from all the bartenders and bar owners she spoke with? The single thing everyone looks forward to the most at Tales is the extended family and camaraderie of the international bar community. Here, some of the best bartenders and spirits world VIPs share their favorite moments and events from Tales Of The Cocktail 2015.