Cocktail Museum Returns to New Orleans!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony planned for July 21 at 10:30am
We are pleased to announce that The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) will open the doors to its spectacular new home in New Orleans this July. The unique-and-expanded exhibit, designed by Curator, Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh, features two hundred years of cocktail history - vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era literature, music, bar tools, and exciting cocktail memorabilia from the collections of the Museum’s friends and founders.
"It is part Museum, part bar, and part Victorian bordello!" exclaims museum Curator Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh, "The story of the cocktail is really the story of American history in microcosm."
“We plan to establish a major tourist attraction and educational institution in New Orleans that will become a valuable resource for professionals in the beverage industry while celebrating a wonderful piece of our American history.” says Dale DeGroff, founder president of the Museum.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Monday morning July 21st, 10:30am following the annual culinary and cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail. Join us on Monday morning for this very special occasion. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Cafe Adelaide. We will also be open during Tales of the Cocktail for those who would like to visit over the weekend. (Open Mon-Sat 10 to 7, Sunday 12 to 6.)
The museum is located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum at the Riverwalk Marketplace, (Parking for the museum is convenient to Riverwalk’s right entrance, adjacent to Julia Street, where there is escalator and elevator access.) To view photos of the build out go to:http://motac.spaces.live.com
For more information, please visit: www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org
The Museum of the American Cocktail™ is a nonprofit organization founded by a group of cocktail historians and spirits experts, and dedicated to providing education in mixology and preserving the rich history of the American cocktail. Through its exhibit, educational seminars, and publishing program, the Museum advances the profession of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Support our efforts by becoming a member today!
Special thanks to our sponsors who made the Museum possible!
Pernod Ricard USA, The Perfect Pureé of Napa Valley