Drink Up And Give Back at Mix-Odyssey 2020
Ed. Note: Wesley is here to tell us all about one of the best cocktail parties of the year—Mix-Odyssey 2020! It’s on March 6 at the Botanic Garden and you can get your tickets here before it sells out.
“Mixology” is kind of like having a chemistry set, except all the regular science stuff has been replaced with aged liquors, bitters, handmade syrups, and fruit zests. It’s like bartending, except more flavor experimentation and less hard labor and customer service woes.
Lucky for us, Memphis is full of talented mixologists, and better yet, full of ways to give back to the community. If you’re into either of those things, join Volunteer Odyssey on March 6 for their annual Mix-Odyssey cocktail tasting party.
Mix-Odyssey is a cocktail-making contest where you can taste them all and vote for your favorites, all while you snack on appetizers with Memphis Grizzlies DJ Justin Baker spinning.
The party is in Hardin Hall at the Memphis Botanic Garden from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and regular tickets are $75, but if you really want to party, you can throw down $100 for a VIP ticket or $250 for the Judges’ Experience—both of which include some seriously luxurious benefits.
Alcohol not your thing? Don’t worry—Alcohol-Free tickets are available for those who just want to eat and chill. You still have to be 21+ though.
You need to get your tickets now before this event sells out.
Here’s what you get with your ticket:
- Event passport
- 7 Cocktail samples from 7 mixologists
- One token to vote for your favorite mixologist
- Gourmet hors d’oeuvres
And should you choose to spring for VIP or Judges’ Choice, you’ll get ten cocktails.
Here’s a list of who’s competing this year for Judge’s Pick favorites and People’s Choice awards:
Nick Lumpkin from 3rd and Court Diner
Gracie Gennings from Hog & Hominy
Mitchell Marable from P.O. Press
Morgan McKinney from Bari Ristorante e Enoteca
Eric Martin from Art Bar at Crosstown Concourse
Daniel Quinlan from Ecco on Overton Park
McKenzie Nelson from Lucky Cat
We’re actually doing a ticket giveaway on Instagram that you can enter here.
Proceeds from the event benefit Volunteer Odyssey: the folks behind our monthly “10 Ways To Love Memphis This Month” posts.
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Don’t forget to drink responsibly, and call a cab or get an Uber or Lyft.
March 6, 2020
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden
21 and up
Get your tickets here.
Photo at the top by Alex Shansky.