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Cocktail Museum Coming To New Orleans

Courtesy Sazerac gift shop
Courtesy Sazerac gift shop

Imagine being able to walk through polished halls and take in exhibits and explain to your companions, “that’s the one I will never touch again.”

Such is our relationship with cocktails and beginning next year fans of the spirit world can take a tour as described above through a museum of drink, New Orleans style.

Governor John Bell Edwards was on hand Wednesday in the Big Easy as the Sazerac Company broke ground on a museum dedicated to the inebriated. Well, to the stuff that sometimes makes us inebriated.

I happen to be an Old Fashioned fan,but I like a good Sazerac on occasion as well.

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans. In a story published by reporter Todd A. Prince on NOLA.com and in the Times-Picayune, it was quite evident that Sazerac CEO Mark Brown was very enthusiastic about adding one more attraction to the New Orleans area.

If I spontaneously combust in front of you it is out of sheer excitement.

The five-story complex that houses the three-story museum will also house corporate offices and will give the company a downtown address at 500 Canal Street. The building will occupy a 48 thousand square foot space in a building that dates back to the 1860’s.

The Sazerac cocktail is synonymous¬†with the New Orleans area since it became a part of the drinking culture in the middle 1800’s at the Sazerac coffee houses.

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