From the Bar Soole: Celebrating World Cocktail Week Locally

World Cocktail Week is upon us again from May 6-13. World Cocktail Week is a week long fundraiser for the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. The event was established to promote better understanding and appreciation of the art of the cocktail and its history, and responsible drinking. The date commemorates the first definition of the term Cocktail in print in the 1806 edition of The Balance and Columbian Repository. The WCW fundraiser also raises much needed revenue to help pay for museum operating costs throughout the year and for our mixology series.

Clive’s will be participating in their second WCW with the feature cocktails running all week. Here is a sneak peek at the creations – both new and old.


(1920’s, Harry MacElhone – Paris)

1 1/2 oz Beefeater 24
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
dash of sugar syrup
one peel of orange

Shake and double strain into a large coupette. Garnish with an orange twist


(2012, Shawn Soole, Victoria)

2 oz Beefeater 24
1/2oz Punt e Mes
Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

Stir and strain into a small coupette. Garnish with an orange twist


FAUX POMMEsee here for Treve’s profile of this cocktail and its creator


~~ Drinks from the Bar Soole

Watch this space for more classic and modern cocktails from Shawn Soole – BarKeep extraordinaire, judge, writer, pioneer and all around nice chap. You can sit at Soole’s bar stool in Victoria’s Clive’s Classic Lounge.

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Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ...

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