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Postcards and Cocktails!

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Anne Peck-Davis and Diane Lapis, authors of Cocktails Across America, will discuss vintage cocktail recipes that specifically reflect the ethnicity of the region, ingredients, product availability, or time in which they were created. The authors explore what vintage cocktail recipes and period imagery tell us about American culture during the 1930s, 40s, and 50’s. Learn about cocktails such as the Fred Harvey Special, the Miami Beach Cocktail, and the Scarlett O’Hara Cocktail.

This event is presented in partnership with the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library and The Museum of the American Cocktail and is free with museum admission. Those who purchase a copy of Cocktails Across America in the SoFAB Pantry will receive one complimentary admission per book. The program begins at 11 AM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air. Free with museum admission.

About the Authors


Anne Peck-Davis has amassed a significant collection of vintage postcards, cocktail books, and mid-century artifacts. She has lectured and written articles on the subject and co-authored the book, Cocktails Across America. Twilight is Anne's favorite time of day, when the civility of a well prepared cocktail is a welcome evening tradition.

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Diane Lapis is an inveterate postcard collector who revels in unveiling the hidden stories behind each image. She loves to travel and visit historic places, especially old bars and cocktail lounges. Diane is an independent researcher and a trustee at the Beacon Historical Society where she researches, writes, and presents topics on local history.

Earlier Event: July 16
State of the Art 2018