In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Enjoy a Sazerac at the Museum of the American Cocktail

Experience the culinary history of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail is located in what might be the most appropriate location anyone could conceive of: New Orleans.

Opened inside of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in 2008, the museum celebrates and preserves a rich aspect of American culture.  The museum (MOTAC) preserves and develops a rich facet of American culture, advances the profession of bartending, and expands consumer knowledge of mixology. In addition to learning anything you could care to know about these tasty libations, you can even partake thanks to the adjoining Toups South. Aficionados of absinthe will be amazed at the La Galerie de L’Absinthe. It’s an extensive collection of spoons, cocktail recipes, and absinthe fountains. Now that would be an adventure.

Also, MOTAC is part of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum where you can explore Southern cuisine and culture, enroll in a New Orleans Cooking Class and grab a bite to eat.

Both museums can be found at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Our advice?  Go for the Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans.

For a good Shreveport wine, might we suggest Heart Gates Vineyard.