Contact: Jill DeGroff
(516) 565-4981*
*Please do not publish this number - for press inquiries only.

The Museum of the American Cocktail™
to Stir Things Up in New York & Las Vegas!

: The Museum of the American Cocktail will open its new exhibits this March in both New York and Las Vegas! The Las Vegas exhibit will open at Commanderís Palace, Las Vegas, inside the Aladdin Hotel March 5th― 8th, during the Las Vegas Nightclub & Bar Show. Donít miss our FREE cocktail presentation featuring master mixologists Dale DeGroff and Francesco LaFranconi at 10:30 am on March 8th. Enjoy cocktails, hors d oeuvres, and meet the authors while viewing two hundred years of fascinating cocktail history and memorabilia!

The New York exhibit will also open in March at BALANCE, 215 West 28th Street, New York City. MOTAC-NY and the lounge at Balance will be dedicated to presenting classic cocktails and innovations by well-known mixologists. The exhibit will be open days by appointment only. At night, Balance will offer historically significant drinks as well as modern cocktails created by noted mixologists.

Mixology Seminars: The Museum continues its nationwide series with renowned mixologists and spirits experts from around the country. For more information, visit:

COCKTAIL 200™ coming May13, 2006! A celebration of the cocktail's 200th birthday will be held in both New York and Las Vegas featuring the First Annual American Cocktail Awards™ at the Aladdin Hotel, just steps from the Museum of the American Cocktail's new exhibit at Commanderís Palace Las Vegas. DEADLINE for entries: April 1st, 2006. For more information visit:

TALES OF THE COCKTAIL returns to New Orleans July 19-23, 2006. The fourth annual event will feature seminars, book signings, cooking and cocktail mixing demos, dinner pairings and cocktail parties-- all presented by the countryís hottest chefs, authors, bartenders and cocktail experts. For more information contact Ann Rogers:

The Museum of the American Cocktail™ is a nonprofit organization providing education in mixology and preserving the rich history of the American cocktail. View over two hundred years of cocktail history including vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era books, drink archives, tools, and other cocktail memorabilia from the outstanding collections of the museum founders. Join today and receive discounts on seminars, books, admission, and our monthly newsletter. For further info visit:

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An Educated and Responsible Approach to the Art of the Cocktail

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