Join The Museum of the American Cocktail and cocktail expert Michael J. Neff for an exploration of the ways in which single malt whisky can elevate mixed drinks. Classic and modern ideas will be evaluated and sampled under the direction of Michael Neff, playwright and author who opened the famous Ward III and Rum House in New York. Mr. Neff’s cocktails have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and we are pleased that he will serve as both presenter and drinkmaster for MOTAC’s “Touring the Cocktail” series in Los Angeles. The Three Clubs, a classic 1950s cocktail lounge and one of Hollywood’s secret delights, hosts. Admission is $35 for MOTAC, SoFAB, and USBG members, $40 for all others in advance, and $50 at the door, pending availability.
A light dinner and gourmet chocolates will be served. There is limited space, and advance booking is recommended.
About the Presenters
Michael J. Neff – National Cocktail & Spirits Professional
Michael is a bartender, mixologist, entrepreneur and spirits professional with twenty years behind the stick. He created and curated the spirits menu at Ward III in New York, which was named by GQ Magazine as one of the best places to drink whiskey in America. He has written and lectured around the country about spirits and cocktails, and has been featured in publications as diverse as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Paper Magazine and Esquire Korea. Mr. Neff has consulted with spirits brands from around the world, and currently serves on the advisory board for Avua Cachaça, the ﬁrst artisanal cachaça in America. He is also spearheading ﬁve distinct bars and programs at the storied Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles.