New Orleans, Louisiana: Museum of the American Cocktail

The history of mixed drinks. Two hundred years of bartender innovation! The showpiece of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

Address:
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA
Directions:
Part of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. South of the French Quarter and four blocks south of the elevated expressway. The museum is on the east side of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd just south of its intersection with Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Hours:
W-M 11-5:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
504-267-7490
Admission:
Adults $10, Seniors/Students $5, Under 12 free.
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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]

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