Return to New Orleans

We are thrilled to announce the opening of The Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans this coming July. Our new exhibit will be housed with the Southern Food & Beverage Museum at the Riverwalk Mall in New Orleans, next to the Convention Center, aquarium, and steps away from the French Quarter.

Museum curator Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh has designed an extraordinary exhibit – two hundred years of cocktail history that includes vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era literature, music, and exciting cocktail memorabilia from the collections of the Museum’s founders. A monthly seminar series will also be offered at the Museum.

"The series will feature the best mixologists in the world who will come to New Orleans to share their expertise with industry members and turn it into a worldwide resource for everyone in the industry," says founding member Chris McMillian.

Dale DeGroff, founder and president of the Museum, added that "The Museum of the American Cocktail is an important American institution; the cocktail’s rich cultural history has never been examined and celebrated until now, and throughout this process, the Museum is providing training and awareness in a rapidly growing industry. We look forward to attracting tourism back to New Orleans."

Ribbon cutting ceremony is Monday, July 21st.

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2 Responses to Return to New Orleans

  1. Jo says:

    I\’m so delighted to hear this. Before Katrina, I really felt that I\’d be happy to sell my cafe in Wisconsin and move to New Orleans to open a gin bar. That may never happen now but I hope I can at least visit the Cocktail Museum in the city that seems its natural home.

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