New Orleans, Louisiana: Museum of the American CocktailThe history of mixed drinks. Two hundred years of bartender innovation!
Southern Food & Beverage Museum
- 1 Julia St., New Orleans, LA
- Part of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. At the Riverwalk Marketplace. Up the outside staircase from Julia St.
- M-Sa 10 am - 7 pm, Su 10 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Museum of the American Cocktail
The Museum of the American Cocktail won't let drinks be forgotten, even by those who drink to forget they drink (to paraphrase the late comedian Joe E. Lewis). Founded by Dale DeGroff and a crew of bartenders, collectors, historians, and writers, the museum was designed and is curated by Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail).
Artifacts include vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era literature and music, tools, and other cocktail memorabilia from collections of the museum founders. A timeline traces the development of mixed drinks, from the earliest documented cocktail, in 1806, through two hundred years of bartender innovation, including the Tiki and Swinger Eras.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 03/28/2005]