The Museum of the American Cocktail!
(And Disney World, I was just kidding. You know I love you)
Based in gorgeous New Orleans, MOTAC (as it is affectionately called) is “dedicated to the past, present and future of civilized drinking”. Hold on for a second. I’m getting a little emotional.
With different annual memberships starting at just $35 per year, everyone from the student to the connoisseur can learn any and everything about the American cocktail, its history and its future. With a bustling online gift shop, virtual exhibit, and fun events like Who’s Your Daddy? A Mai Tai paternity test, you really can’t help but to be completely enamored by the knowledge, antiques and recipes.
The museum also creates pocket recipe guides and full journals of research dedicated to cocktails, recipes, and other mixed drink forms. Anyone who can appreciate a great cocktail will find themselves in good company.
If you’re in New Orleans—go visit! If not, visit virtually! Test out a few recipes; you know, all for the sake of research for your signature drink 😉
And seriously, Disney—I was kidding. Call me.