Looking to brush up on your mixology knowledge in 2013? You’re in luck! New Orleans’ “Spirited Restaurant” SoBou has partnered with Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) to host a series of monthly seminars, each focusing on a different aspect of cocktail culture.
The series will take place on the first Monday of the month, beginning January 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., where SoBou’s Bar Chef and New York City transplant Abigail Gullo will lead a seminar entitled “I’ll Take Manhattan.” She will discuss the history and techniques behind this beloved cocktail, as well as demonstrate the classic version of the Manhattan (typically made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters), along with two variations.
“I’ve been dreaming about hosting a seminar like this for years,” says Bar Chef Gullo. “The Manhattan has always had a special place in my heart – in fact; it was the first drink my grandfather taught me to make. For me it combines history, both personal and otherwise, along with my favorite spirits, and the city that inspires me.”
The event, which is sponsored by Wild Turkey, will be held at SoBou, located in the W New Orleans - French Quarter. For $35 (MOTAC and SOFAB members receive a 20% discount), guests will enjoy bites from SoBou along with Manhattan cocktails and spirited conversation from the Manhattan girl herself.
Advanced tickets can be purchase by visiting www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org (Limited space is available). There will be no event in February due to Mardi Gras and Super Bowl XLVII. Seminars will be held on March 4 and April 1, with topics to be announced at a later date.