The Museum of the American Cocktail


Throughout its two-century-old history, the cocktail has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world. The Museum of the American Cocktail is a nonprofit organization that celebrates this true American cultural icon.

Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world’s most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, the Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Our mission is to create a self-sustaining museum and tourist attraction that celebrates and preserves a rich aspect of American culture, while providing educational resources for professionals and the public in the fine art of crafting the cocktail through a series of mixology seminars conducted by the world’s foremost authorities on cocktail history and American cocktails. We also aim to broaden career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage more participation from women and members of under-represented groups in the field.

Due to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s move to a new facility, the Museum of the American Cocktail has packed up its exhibits.  MOTAC will be closed until both museums reopen in their new location later this year. We are very sorry for any inconvenience, and hope that you will explore SoFAB as well as the various cocktail events that we will be holding while the museum is closed. Please check the MoTAC website here for more information. Interested in supporting the museum and getting a discount on many of our ticketed events? Become a MOTAC Member!




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