Welcome 2009!

Happy New Year everyone!

We greatly appreciate all of your continued support and your dedication in helping us provide education and awareness of the long history of the cocktail, as well as the craftsmanship and pride in making quality cocktails and enjoying them responsibly.

There is a very special event happening TOMORROW (Thursday, January 22nd) that I am unfortunately being a bit tardy in letting you know about.

"The Essential Cocktail" by Dale DeGroff

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 (7 to 9pm)
Florida Room at the DELANO 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Join Us for a Special Evening With Dale DeGroff to celebrate his new book: "The Essential Cocktail". Complimentary Pernod Ricard cocktails from "The Essential Cocktail" will be offered.

PLEASE RSVP: jd2design@aol.com
All guests must be at least 21 to attend.

We are also continuing our schedule of monthly seminars at the museum in New Orleans, our upcoming seminars are:

The Four Seasons of Rum
Monday February 2 2009 (6:30pm)
Presented by: Wayne Curtis

Drink Like You Eat: Culinary inspired seasonal mixology
Monday March 2 2009 (6:30pm)
Presented by: Adam Seger

Who’s Your Daddy? A Mai Tai paternity test
Monday April 6 2009 (6:30pm)
Presented by: Jeff Berry

We hope that many of you will get a chance to attend one of these great seminars.

There is also a very special seminar being held by the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program in Washington DC on February 10th. There, our own Chris McMillian and Phil Greene will present an educational seminar on the history of New Orleans Cocktails:

History in a Glass: Famous New Orleans Cocktails
Tuesday, February 10th (6:45pm – 8:45pm)
General Admission: $45.00
Presnted by: Chris McMillian and Phil Greene
National Museum of Natural History
Atrium Cafe’
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC

Recently, Phil Greene and Derek Brown hosted a special seminar at the Rock Creek restaurant in Mazza Gallerie in Washington DC. The seminar was "All Cocktails is Local – Presidential and Political Libations in American History". You can read about this seminar in the Washington Post online here.

For information on future events and seminars, be sure to check our website:

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