Link - The Museum of the American Cocktail opened recently in New Orleans, the birthplace of the cocktail as we know it. The collection features rare books, vintage shakers and other memorabilia. Co-founder and mixologist Dale DeGroff will team up with local bars to host an ongoing series of classes and seminars. Also, the museum will publish a quarterly journal, Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail. Membership information is available here.