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2008-07-02 18:00:08

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 12:00:23

If anyone is in any doubt about the continued rise, and rise, of the cocktail phenomenon in American culture, or at least in those parts of it where the consumption of liquor is taken seriously, he need only consider the recent announcement that the Museum of the American Cocktail will open the doors of its "spectacular" new home in New Orleans this July. Can a Cocktail Hall of Fame be far behind? As Frank Coleman of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States [DISCUS] points out:...

2007-06-15 16:50:01

ANTIOCH, Calif. - Kim Mayorga was confused when her 2-year-old started making funny faces and pushing away the apple juice he had ordered at Applebee's. The explanation came when she opened the lid of the sippy cup and was hit by the smell of tequila and Triple Sec. The restaurant staff accidentally gave Julian Mayorga a margarita Monday. He grew drowsy and started vomiting a few hours later and was rushed to the hospital. "I wasn't going to make a big deal about it," the mother told the...

2007-05-15 12:00:10

NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DRAMBUIE(R) announces an exciting new cocktail to herald the summer season - the Drambuie Fizz cocktail. Like the signature Drambuie & Soda cocktail, which has enjoyed widespread popularity in the last year, the Drambuie Fizz is set to help a new generation of adult drinkers rediscover the unique taste of Drambuie. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070515/NYTU003) Served over crushed ice in a rocks glass, the Drambuie Fizz couples this...


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