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May 14, 2013

Cocktail Lovers Gather to End Childhood Hunger on May 18th
By Francine Cohen

NoKidHungry MCC auction invitation

Proving that the Manhattan Cocktail Classic isn’t just all about feeling good courtesy of good drinks, Small Screen Network presents a Chef’s Table charity cocktail benefit on Saturday, May 18th from 7-10 as they partner with anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength to support their No Kid Hungry campaign which works to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. (

With one in five children experiencing food insecurity it’s imperative that funds be raised to put an end to this unacceptable reality. Hopefully Saturday night’s benefit and live auction will put us one step closer to that scenario when we can say that no child in America will go to bed hungry.

Please join Small Screen Network, host mixologist Charlotte Voisey of William Grant & Sons (, Chefs Fredrik Berselius of Aska (, Anna Boiardi of E! Networks Playing with Fire, Kathy Casey and Linnea Johnsson, along with the ever lively host and auctioneer Billy Harris ( for a memorable evening of nibbles, libations and unlimited opportunities to open your pocketbooks liberally for such exclusive prizes Small Screen ( has curated as:

Rare Bottle of Scotch Tun 1401 & Trip to LA for Private Tasting, Dining and Bagpipe Lesson

Your Own Video Series on Small Screen Network

Large Format Dinner For Twelve at David Chang’s Momofuku Ma Peche

Tilit Chef Culinary & Bartending Kit from Cocktail Kingdom Package

Music provided by David Higgins

Tickets available here in limited quantity:



January 3, 2012

Dale Degroff and Kathy Casey present the past, present and future of cocktails for The Museum of the American Cocktail

By Francine Cohen

Just because the holidays are over and we’re back to the day to day routine that’s no excuse for gift giving to cease.

In fact, it’s even more reason for it to continue by giving yourself (and any cultural history or booze lore lover in your life) the combined gift of warmth and a night with Dale Degroff as he illuminates the people and places that made liquor lovable.

On Sunday, January 15th join Dale as he presents ON THE TOWN: A Salute to Saloons, Bars, & Legendary Cocktail Palaces! at Clarke’s in Miami Beach (

Dale’s performance in Miami coincides with the Bacardi Classic and if you’re in town you’ll want to slip away, catch this show and return back to old New York and relive saloon style. All proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit The Museum of the American Cocktail. For more information and to purchase tickets go to: (

For a taste of what’s in store, click here:

Another warm night opportunity to raise some money for The Museum of the American Cocktail (and another good reason to slip away during a conference, this one being the CHEERS conference) is a seminar by Bar Chef Kathy Casey who’s featuring culinary cocktails on Sunday, January 22nd at the Museum.

Get out on the town to support your favorite museum in 2012.

***As an added bonus, for anyone who purchases tickets in advance Jill Degroff has a complimentary copy of her book, Lush Life, for you.



March 11, 2010

Whose punch will we find in our cups?
By Francine Cohen

Whose Tiki tipple will be raised in a toast as the official cocktail for Tales of the Cocktail 2010 and lauded by cocktail professionals and aficionados far and wide?

You’ll have to wait until March 31st to find out what you’ll surely be sipping at Tales, but for now we can tell you that there are ten finalists, and it’s a very impressive lineup of Tiki mixing talent.

These talented mixing whizzes were offered a chance to create the official cocktail for the summer’s most spirited event thanks to Tales of the Cocktail’s partnership with Culinary Concierge Magazine, Tasting Panel Magazine, and With over 150 recipes submitted judges Jeff Berry, Anthony Dias-Blue, Robert Hess and Stephen Remsberg had quite a task selecting the ten finalists.

Author and Tiki expert Jeff Berry comments, “Sampling from over 150 of these creative, complex, forward-thinking, often delicious ‘Tikified’ Planter’s Punches was pure pleasure, Continue Reading…