The Museum of the American Cocktail is putting the finishing touches on its
New Orleans exhibit, which will be opening in July of
2008. You can find more information, details, as well as many photographs
Just a few items from our New Orleans Exhbit
We hope that all of you can get a chance to visit us there soon, in the
meantime, we would like to provide you with the virtual exhibit below, which
includes some of the material from our New Orleans exhibit, as well as some
original content created just for this online version.
Here are some of the exhibit panels from our main display, click on one of the
thumbnails to launch the tour, then click on the left or right side of the
window to move forward or backward through the tour.
Origins of the Cocktail
The earliest known definition for the "cock-tail" comes by way of a response to a
rather innocent "Letter to the Editor" from May 13th, 1806. Click on the image
below to see how this exchange appeared in "The
Balance and Columbian Repository"
Albert Pick Saloon Catalog
Albert Pick was once a well known supplier of restaurant and bar equipment. We
have a copy of their catalog from 1918 as part of our exhibit and have extracted
a few choice images
which we thought you might enjoy.