Cocktail museum opens

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2008/07/02 08:49:46 (permalink)

Cocktail museum opens

In New Orleans, which claims to be the place where
Cocktails first began, a Museum to that Noble drink
is about to open.

The drink that made the sunset and the yardarm famous,
that made 5 PM one of the most important times of the day,
that made many a neon sign manufacturer rich---is about
to have it's lil' ol' museum right there where it started.

By the way when I first came aboard the good ship Roadfood
there was a gentleman nicknamed ---Grampy---who was writing a
book on Cocktails ---- has anyone any info on him and his book ???
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    Greymo
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/02 09:01:04 (permalink)
    Field Guide to Cocktails: How to Identify and Prepare Virtually Every Mixed Drink at the Bar by Rob Chirico (Paperback - Aug 11, 2005)

    can be purchased at Amazon.com
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    leethebard
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/02 09:02:28 (permalink)
    Does the museum have a bar???
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/02 12:03:33 (permalink)
    Lee--------it is a up to the minute, 1st class, A#1 liberal joint.
    There is no ban at the Bar, they bar no one. Ya Payes ya money and ya
    takes ya choice. Belly up to the Bar boys, the drinks are on the house.

    Actually Lee I don't know but I would assume so. Someone has to pay the rent.
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/02 12:07:17 (permalink)
    Oh yes I forgot---Greymo I guess Rob Chirico was Grampy in disguise.

    I hope he has made a lot of mullah with the book----seems like something
    every bar and every serious drinker should have.

    Thank you for your reply. Down the hatch.
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/02 14:27:33 (permalink)
    Grampy (Rob Chirico) has put out a neat little (that is, the format is small ) book of cocktails. I bought a half dozen copies and gave them as Xmas presents a few years ago. Now, whenever I go into a bookstore I look for Grampy's book among the cookbooks and move whatever copies they have into a more prominent position - just my small gesture to help out a fellow roadfooder.

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/03 09:16:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Does the museum have a bar???

    If it doesn't, that makes as much sense as the R&R Hall of Fame having no audio!
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/03 20:38:04 (permalink)
    Sorry, ancient mariner-I dont believe New orleans is where the cocktails, or the cocktail hour began. What is the basis of your opinion?-My parents in the 40s did just that-and Dad had every kind of cocktail glass there was.......martini,tom collins,manhatten, etc.....
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/03 22:06:47 (permalink)
    Ann Peeples your father was way behind the times. The first reference to the cocktail,
    including a recipe was in a newspaper in 1806--------sorry but 1940 just doesn't cut it.

    I remember all those Thin Man movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy and he was drinking Martinis
    all through the show and those were in the 30's. Great fun movies------all done without
    cursing and with clothes on even in their twin beds.

    If you want to read more there is a lot of info about the Museum --just google
    cocktail museum. But you must be over 18 or the site will not open. Here's looking at you kid !!!!
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/04 16:51:08 (permalink)
    Course other places have their own version of how the cocktail was invented, but in New Orleans it's attributed to a local apothcary - Antoine Peychaud (Peychaud's bitters) around 1795. He'd have his friends over after the shop closed, and mixed up a concoction of bitters and brandy in an egg cup called a coquetier ...

    Though there may be no truth to the story, I do believe he's at least credited with inventing the Sazerac.
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/15 13:06:53 (permalink)
    Greetings. I was just googling my name -- a sorely human endeavor these days -- but that's what separates us from the beasts. That and making a proper cocktail. Speaking of drink, I have just learned that the Sazerac has become the official cocktail of New Orleans, the only city with its own official cocktail.
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/15 15:06:18 (permalink)
    Grampy, It's great to hear your voice again on these forums - we've missed the Fascist Prick who used to stir up the rabble.

    Are you still tending bar in the netherlands of Massachusetts?

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/15 17:52:56 (permalink)
    John, the book has sold about 25,000 copies, but I'm still "behind bars" three nights a week. Happily, the book has garnered a couple of free trips to NOLA to make cocktails and hang out with the pros I had only read about.

    Cheers,
    Rob
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/15 18:19:47 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Grampy

    Greetings. I was just googling my name -- a sorely human endeavor these days -- but that's what separates us from the beasts. That and making a proper cocktail. Speaking of drink, I have just learned that the Sazerac has become the official cocktail of New Orleans, the only city with its own official cocktail.


    The Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil. I wonder if there is an official drink of The United States or other countries?...Russ
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/15 20:33:08 (permalink)
    Coke????
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/15 21:10:15 (permalink)
    Presbyterian???

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/16 02:00:48 (permalink)

    Rob,
    I still have my copy of your work..Right up there with my Stern's Books ! it will always be collector-material!
    AL
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    RE: Cocktail museum opens 2008/07/16 03:28:14 (permalink)
    Russ,
    "I wonder if there is an official drink of The United States or other countries"
    I don't think so. Maybe Congress should spend all their time debating this issue for the next two years! That'll keep their minds off thinking about raising our taxes for 2 years!
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