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 (www.clarkesmiamibeach.com)

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: (www.kingcocktail.com/onthetown.htm)

For a taste of what’s in store, click here: www.lushlifeproductions.com/video/daledegroff/Dale_Degroff_On_The_Town_Teaser_12_15_11.mov

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. www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org/Events/Default.aspx#Seminar87

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.