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This November, the MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL will begin its monthly Mixology series on the first Monday of every month. The program aims to bring accomplished mixologists from around the world to New Orleans to share their skills and expertise with aspiring mixologists, and industry professionals.

“The Museum of the American Cocktail will become a worldwide resource for everyone in the industry," says Chris McMillian, a local mixologist and one of the founders of the Museum. McMillian has put together an exciting program, hosted by spirits experts from around the country who will focus on different topics each month. The presentations are priced so that everyone can attend and the fee includes Museum admittance. The first session will be held at the Museum on Monday, Nov 3rd, 2008 at 6:30 pm and will be hosted by renowned cocktail and spirits expert, Dale DeGroff, author of the new book: “The Essential Cocktail”.

“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 DeGroff, who is also the founding President of the Museum.

Founded in 2005, The Museum of the American Cocktail™ (MOTAC) opened last July, in its spectacular new home it shares with SoFAB. The unique-and-expanded exhibit, designed by Curator, Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh, provides visitors with a fascinating tour of the history of the cocktail and the way it has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world during its two hundred year history. The exhibit includes vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era literature, music, bar tools, photographs, and exciting cocktail memorabilia from the collections of the Museum’s friends and founders.

Mixology Mondays at The Museum of the American Cocktail
Located in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum at the Riverwalk Marketplace:
1 Poydras Street Su 169 (Julia Street entrance) New Orleans, LA 70130
504-569-0405
http://www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org

Advance registration required: $20.00 per person (includes admission to the Museum) Register online: http://www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org/Events Or register by calling: 516-565-4981 and pay at the door on day of session. For more info, or to join, go to: www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org

Special thanks to our Sponsors!
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Mixology Mondays at the Museum begin this November!
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Advance registration required: $20.00 per person (includes admission to the Museum) Register online: http://www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org/Events Or register your name by calling: 516-565-4981 and pay at the door on day of session.

November 3rd, 2008 - Dale DeGroff: The Essential Cocktail
Join America's best known mixologist, Dale DeGroff, author of the new book: "The Essential Cocktail" and discover the techniques and elements that comprise the essential cocktails -the classic, dramatic, and notorious ones presented by barkeeps throughout history!

December 8th, 2008 - Tony Abou-Ganim: Holiday Tipples
Join Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist in exploring the wonderful tradition of holiday tipples. The holidays are a time for celebration with friends, family and communities. What better way to come together then with some Holiday cheer? Whether it would be with a mug of Tony’s Cousin Helen’s Tom & Jerry, Hot Buttered Rum, Egg Nog, Mulled Wine or Glogg it would surely warm you up and help to put you in the holiday spirit.

January 12th, 2009 - Bobby Gleason & Fred Noe: Bourbon
Join us for evening of Bourbon!. Jim Beam's Master Distiller Freddie Noe, the great grandson of Jim Beam, will lead you on a journey of the histories of his family and the Bourbon's they produce. Then enjoy Bourbon based cocktails prepared by Beam Global's Master Mixologist Bobby “G” Gleason as he takes you from the classics to new Avante Guard creations!

February 2, 2009 – Wayne Curtis: The Four Seasons of Rum
Meet Wayne Curtis, Atlantic Monthly’s cocktail correspondent, and author of “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails”. Wayne will demonstrate the great versatility of rum, and how well it goes with many unexpected ingredients, while discussing its colorful history and culture in North America.

March 2nd, 2009 - Adam Seger: Market-fresh, seasonally-inspired twists on classic cocktails.
Join us for market-fresh, seasonally-inspired twists on classic cocktails with Nacional 27 Chicago's Adam Seger, who will be celebrating March's bounty of winter citrus: Meyer Lemons, Yuzu, Sudachi, Blood Oranges and Tatsumas. Enjoy some delicious cocktails and load up on Vitamin C!

April 6th, 2009 - Jeff Berry: "Who's Your Daddy? A Mai Tai paternity test
The Mai Tai War has raged for over half a century, and it ain't over yet. Bandleader Harry Owens claimed he introduced the Mai Tai to the world in 1954. Trader Vic claimed he invented the Mai Tai in 1944. Donn Beach's widow insists that Donn invented the Mai Tai in 1933. At the risk of getting fragged in the crossfire, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry will examine the evidence, and shake up samples of different Mai Tai recipes. The Bum's special guest, rum historian Stephen Remsberg, will discuss the original (now extinct) rums used in these recipes, and how their flavor profiles influenced Tiki mixologists back in the day.

Mixology Mondays at The Museum of the American Cocktail
Located in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum at the
Riverwalk Marketplace:
1 Poydras Street Su 169 (Julia Street entrance)
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-569-0405
http://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; become a member today!

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