Tad Carducci

Years of Participation

Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist, author, educator and general bon vivant, with over twenty-five years experience in the hospitality industry. He is the co-founder of Tippling Bros., a New York-based beverage consultancy dedicated to "spirituous advisement and raising of the bar" and is the Director of Spirits Education and Mixology for Classic & Vintage Artisanal Spirits. He has won several major awards and national cocktail competitions and has judged, organized and emceed a few as well. Carducci is a partner in a cavernous cocktail bar in the basement of New York’s famous Chelsea Market, appropriately named The Tippler, and is a partner in CocktailCourier.com, a national on-demand fresh cocktail delivery company.

In 2015, Carducci and his partner, Paul Tanguay authored and released their first cocktail book, Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktail, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
His work has been featured in Food and Wine Magazine, NY Times, NY Post, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Miami Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, Imbibe, GQ, Vogue, Details, W Magazine, TimeOut, Rachel Ray, Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast, Skiing, Mr. Boston and many other national publications, as well as on NBC’s the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Food Network, Cooking Channel, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, Sirius-XM radio, CW 11 Morning News, CNBC, Martha Stewart Radio and other media.

Carducci is very proud to be a top-level graduate of the inaugural Beverage Alcohol Resource Spirits and Bar course and has earned multiple certificates from both the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. He is honored to be a member of the BarSmarts national training team and to sit on the judging panel for the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, created by Paul Pacult.

Carducci lives in a little 1930’s bungalow with his wife Joanne, son Leonardo and daughter Abigail. He is convinced that he hung out with Ernest Hemingway in his last go round, and if he had it to do over again, would be a jazz crooner, professional lobsterman or a racer of bicycles.