Throughout its two-century-old history, the cocktail has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world. The Museum of the American Cocktail celebrates this true American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, The Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. MOTAC celebrates and preserves a rich aspect of American culture while providing educational resources for professionals and the public. We also aim to broaden career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage more participation from women and members of under-represented groups in the field.

In 2008, MOTAC opened inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in the Riverwalk Marketplace. In 2013 MOTAC officially became part of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, reopening with SoFAB at 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd in 2015. Additional exhibits have since opened in Los Angeles, with more to come. Programs, cocktail tastings, and lectures take place in the Los Angeles area, New Orleans, and more...

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The New Orleans Collection of The Museum of the American Cocktail is located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum at 1504 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard, New Orleans LA. Access to the collection is included in your admission.

Many thanks to the sponsors of The Museum of the American Cocktail. 

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