The Museum of the American Cocktail
World Cocktail Week World Cocktail Week 2011
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World Cocktail Week® will be celebrated this year from May 6 – 13th with fundraising events planned in cities around the world.

New Orleans, LA:

Museum of the American Cocktail
Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Riverwalk Marketplace: Suite 169 (enter at Julia Street)
New Orleans, LA

Date: May 13, 2011 @ 6pm
Cost: $25 online (tickets)

World Cocktail Week will be celebrated this year May 6-13 with events all around the world. This year’s World Cocktail Day Celebration in New Orleans will feature fabulous food, cocktails, and music from New Orleans’ finest. Proceeds will go to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and the Museum of the American Cocktail.

For more information: Laura McMillian

Seattle, WA:

Oliver’s at the Mayflower Park Hotel
405 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Date: May 6th to May 13th, 2011

Oliver's celebrates World Cocktail Week May 6th to May 13th 2011 with 2 of our favorite classics. Our featured cocktails embody the heart and soul of America. The Sazerac brings visions of the great city of New Orleans. Oliver's original Trader Vic's Mai Tai gives us hope in Seattle that the sun will sometime appear.

Featuring: Appleton Estate Reserve, Pernod Absinthe, Fee Brothers Bitters

For more information: Steven Johansson, 206.382.6998

Suite 410
410 Stewart Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Date: May 6th to May 13th, 2011

Suite 410 on 4th and Stewart will be featuring American whiskey as we salute the 137th running of The Kentucky Derby with our Maker's 46 Mint Julep. Fresh mint and ladies wear your hats. May 8th will feature our large screen television for the Run For The Roses. Best ladies hat wins a party for 4. To continue the celebration of World Cocktail Week we will feature the classic Old Fashioned.

Featuring: Wild Turkey, Fee Brothers Bitters

For more information: Steven Johansson, 206.382.6998

San Francisco, CA:

The Cocktail Bill Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts
1161 Mission St. Suite 120
San Francisco, CA

Date: May 11th, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Cost: $45 (discounts available for MOTAC members )

When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba An Evening of History and Cuba Libations

Charlotte Voisey and Philip Greene will lead us on a trip to Cuba in a lively evening of cocktails, history and folklore. They’ll take us back through the years; Cuba’s historic role in sugar cane and rum distilling, its independence from Spain, the birth of the Daiquiri and Cuba Libre, and look at the role Cuba played during Prohibition when Cuba was America's favorite playground, and Havana became the unofficial United States saloon. We'll learn about the favorite cocktails of Ernest Hemingway, hear stories about Sloppy Joe’s, the Floridita, the Hotel Nacional, and other great venues.

For Tickets:

Chapel Hill, NC

The Crunkleton
320 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 969-1125

Date: Monday, May 9- Friday, May 13
Time: 8pm daily

World Cocktail Week at The Crunkleton

The Crunkleton is proud to host a series of events in conjunction with the World Cocktail Week. Throughout the week, The Crunkleton will welcome guest bartenders from around the triangle to speak about a different era of the American cocktail. We will start each evening with a seminar at 8pm and a complimentary cocktail tasting from that era.

  • Monday, May 9: 1830-1885- The Baroque Age
  • Tuesday, May 10: 1885-1935 The Classic Age
  • Wednesday, May 11: 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s
  • Thursday, May 12: 1980’s & 90’s.
  • Friday, May 13: Contemporary Cocktails

We hope you will be able to make it to some of the events during World Cocktail Week and help The Crunkleton support the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Contact Info: Elizabeth Morgan (336-707-9069)
For More Details:

Los Angeles, CA:

Caña Rum Bar
714 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Date: May 12, 2010 @ 8pm
Cost: Caña is a members club with an annual membership fee of $20 that we are waiving this evening in hopes that you'll make a suggested donation of the same amount to become a member of MOTAC. Then we'll comp your membership to our bar and the twelve months of free rum tastings, seasonal cocktail parties, live music, and bad advice that comes with it.

NYE style party celebrating WCD and the blogiversary of one of our members' endeavors to document our best efforts in drink, Thirsty In LA.

For more information: Allan Katz, 631-889-6399
Featuring: Pierre Ferrand, Plymouth Gin, Wild Turkey



Luxe Bar
446 Beaufort Street
Highgate, Western Australia

Date: May 12, 2011 @ 8:00pm

In celebration of World Cocktail Week, the Luxe Bar will be presenting classic American cocktails for $15 each on May 12th.

Featuring: Plymouth Gin, Hendricks Gin, Appleton Estate Reserve, Fee Brothers

For more information: David Gardiner  +61892289680


Clive’s Classic Lounge 
740 Burdett Ave
Victoria, BC V8W1B2

Date: May 7, 2011 @ 5:00pm

Experimental Mixology at Clive's is a weekly feature menu focusing on a theme such as smoke, sparkling or molecular. This event paired with Hendricks Gin will be focusing on Cucumber & Roses with $2 from each cocktail going towards the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Featuring: Hendricks Gin

Date: May 12, 2011 @ 5:00pm

To close up the World Cocktail Week we are putting on a party along with Plymouth Gin. Punch, cocktails and general British flair will kick this party off and finish the week off with a bang. $2 from every cocktail will be donated to the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Featuring: Plymouth Gin

For more information: Shawn Soole - 1 250 884 3116


Paparazzi The Original Cafe Bar
At Paparazzi in Warsaw, Alkoteka, and Locostacja

Date: May 11th, 2011

Paparazzi Warsaw, Alkoteka, and Locostacja invite you to an extraordinary event, which is part of the celebrations of World Cocktail Week. We invite you to try classic cocktails prepared by Polish Mixologists.

Featuring: Absolut, Hendricks Gin, Maker's Mark, Pernod Ricard

For more information: Tomek Roehr +48509469200

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