Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Charles Joly Is On His Way To China


Here's a sign that you're officially an international sensation: when you get the call that you're going to showcase your talents for a global audience.

That's what happened to The Drawing Room's Charles Joly, who got tapped by spirits giant Pernod Ricard to travel to Beijing and Shanghai to participate in a program called Legendary Nights.

The bar star, in fact, got his visa Tuesday for the trip and even though he's never been to the Far East, he's extremely excited.

"I have no idea how to speak the languages there, but I don't care. I know I'm going to have a great time," he told 312DD.

Joly leaves for the weeklong trip Sunday, and he'll work behind the bar at two hot spots in Beijing as well as in Shanghai. He says he'll be doing some brand-awareness programs as well as coming up with original cocktails. He'll also introduce the Chinese audience to his award-winning cocktail for the second-annual Olmeca Altos Global Margarita Contest.

Will he be bringing back any of the new cocktail recipes for his fans at The Drawing Room?!

"I'm not sure yet," he said. "We will just see how it goes."

Follow Joly on Twitter @Charles_Joly, where he says he'll keep us posted on his trip, including photos and cocktail recipes.

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