Monthly Archives: January 2008

Menus from the Museum, part 2

By Phil Greene I am in possession of old newsreel footage from the event I mentioned in my last blog, the day Huey Long taught New York how to make a Ramos Gin Fizz. The “deer-in-the-headlights” expression of the resident … Continue reading

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Wandering Bartenders

By Dale DeGroff (Originally published in Beverage Media) Bartending at the highest level has a unique skill set. A talented bartender assembles skills that far exceed the simple act of supplying well made drinks quickly and accurately. A service bartender … Continue reading

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Menus from the Museum

By Phil Greene This is the first of what I hope will be many blogs showcasing vintage cocktail menus, fabled old venues, classic old drinks and the great old drinkers. Today I’ll look at a couple of vintage menus from … Continue reading

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NY Vodka Cup

Results of the New York Vodka Cup competition, sponsored by Finlandia Vodka, November 27th, 2007 Winner: Erin Williams, Pegu Club Cocktails: Before Dinner – Veiled Lady 2 ounces Finlandia Lime Vodka 3/4 ounce agave syrup 3/4 ounce lime juice 1/2 … Continue reading

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La Perla

“When in doubt, add more tequila!”-Jacques Bezuidenhout La PerlaBy Jacques Bezuidenhout 1 1/2 ounce Partida Reposado Tequila 1 1/2 ounce Domecq Manzanilla Sherry 3/4 ounce Mathilde Pear Liqueur Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. … Continue reading

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When in New Orleans…

Miss New Orleans? Love Wine? Tune in to The Wine Show, on WGSO 990 in New Orleans, Every Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Time, the Show airs Live, and is streamed on the web. Charismatic and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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New Year, New Blog

Most New Year’s resolutions involve fixing bad habits; while for some people that means drinking less (what a concept!), for us at the Museum of the American Cocktail, it means turning this blog into something far more active, with more … Continue reading

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