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Sazerac House To Host Spooky “Shrunken Skull” Interactive Virtual Tasting in Celebration of Halloween

Guests are encouraged to stir up some deliciously scary cocktails while virtually costuming and cocktailing with each other

NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 15, 2020)


Who: The Sazerac House experience team and virtual guests from around the world.

What: In celebration of Halloween, the Sazerac House is making their October 28th Shrunken Skull virtual tasting a true party. Guests will learn how to build the rum-based, mid-century favorite Shrunken Skull with the guidance of Sazerac House Cocktail Expert Matt Ray, and have a chance to share a live video toast with other guests all at the same time. A new, more interactive opportunity for guests, the Shrunken Skull virtual tasting will give all guests a chance to show off their Halloween costumes, which are encouraged for all participants!

The session is 45 minutes long, limited to 50 online participants. Cocktail kits with the ingredients for each cocktail will be available for pre-order and curbside pickup at the Sazerac House, with 10% of proceeds going to benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

If guests are looking to purchase additional spirits, or are searching for their favorite bottle of a spirit not included in cocktail kits, they can visit and order additional bottles of spirits, bottled cocktails and bitters for curbside pickup. Due to state and city regulations, cocktail kits cannot be shipped and are for curbside pickup only.

Where: The event is complimentary but registration is required online at All Virtual Cocktail Workshops will take place online via Web-Ex and Facebook Live, and guests will receive an emailed link with login instructions following registration.

When: Wednesday, October 28th at 5:00 pm

Why: The Sazerac House is sharing its expertise to create virtual cocktail gatherings that engage cocktail enthusiasts, giving them the knowledge and tricks of the trade they would traditionally get from visiting the Sazerac House in person.

In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the sales of the cocktail kits will go to support the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, which was founded in 2006 and works to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. They operate grant programs that provide support for hospitality and culinary education programs and provide financial assistance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.

How: To sign up for the virtual cocktail classes, visit Registration is limited to 50 guests, and is first come, first served. Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!

For corresponding cocktail kits, visit:

Cocktail Kit orders must be received 24 hours before the corresponding workshop, and orders can be picked up 10:00am-4:00pm on the day of the workshop. At pickup, social distancing requirements will be followed, including 6-foot-spacing in the waiting area, personal protective equipment for the Sazerac House team and an acrylic shield between the street and the Sazerac House team member.

Sazerac House is also offering curbside pickup of many of its spirits, bottled cocktails and bitters. The full list and online ordering is available here: Due to state and city regulations, cocktail kits cannot be shipped and are for curbside pickup only.

About the Sazerac House

Standing proudly in a historic building at the corner of Canal and Magazine, and just a short stroll from the original 1850s era Sazerac Coffeehouse, the Sazerac House is an immersive exploration of the spirited culture of New Orleans. Featuring three floors of interactive exhibits across 48,000 square feet, including private event venues, an on-site Sazerac Rye distillery, and Peychaud’s Bitters production facility, the Sazerac House welcomes visitors to experience New Orleans history through the stories of its cocktails. For more information on the Sazerac House, please visit

About the Sazerac Company

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit

Here’s to raising your spirits and your glass.