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Friday, September 09, 2005 

Raise New Orleans Spirits....

Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour!
Monday, September 12, 2005,5:00 - 7:00 pm
On Monday, September 12th, between the hours of 5:00pm and 7:00pm, bar customers across the nation will raise their glasses for a “Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour” as bar and restaurant owners shake up New Orleans' classic cocktails to directly benefit New Orleans food and beverage industry workers who are out of work and sorely in need of funds for rebuilding their lives.

During this special event New Orleans classics will be offered at participating bars for $10 per drink. Receipts from the Save New Orleans Cocktail Hour will be donated to a special tax-deductible relief fund established by the Museum of the American Cocktail. 100% of all monies received will be distributed directly to the workers and their families who apply for aid through the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For participating restaurants, click HERE.

Vieux Carré Cocktail
3/4 oz. rye whiskey
3/4 oz. brandy
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1/8 oz. Benedictine
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters

Build over ice, in an Old Fashioned glass

Famously served at the Carousel Lounge at the Monteleone Hotel
In 1886, Mr. Monteleone bought a 64-room hotel on the corner of Royal and Iberville streets in New Orleans’ world famous French Quarter. The setting was ripe for Antonio to spread his entrepreneurial wings when the nearby Commercial Hotel became available for purchase. That was only the beginning of an amazing historical landmark that is one of the last great family owned and operated hotels in the city. Since 1886, four generations of Monteleones have dedicated themselves to making their hotel what it was and still is- a sparkling jewel in the heart of the French Quarter.
Hotel Monteleone is one of only three hotels in the United States that has been designated a literary landmark. This designation was given to them from the Friends of the Library Association. Only two other hotels share this designation: The Plaza and The Algonquin in New York. These hotels have had a plethora of famous writers frequent their establishments as well as include them in their works.

What a unique and interesting idea! Thanks for letting us know about it. Oh, and I love your carousel photo!

Best regards from NY!
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