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First Day of Summer Virtual Party

June 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Happied is joining forces with Candela for an international event to whisk bar goers away to a tropical staycation where they’ll build community, unwind with island tunes, and share in drinks and dance with new friends from all over the world. To bring the spirit of the islands to the virtual bar, Shannon Mustipher (reppin NYC), a spirits educator, founder of Women Who Tiki, and the author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails, will lead attendees in a tiki cocktail featuring exotic spiced Candela rum. Mustipher will be joined by Ulises Sencion (reppin Miami), bar manager at The Forge Restaurant, owner of BarToolz and Chrome Cocktails, whose cocktails have been showcased at the best restaurants in Miami and created for some of the most renowned celebs in Miami like Pitbull and Eric Morillo. After each bartender makes their signature beverage, attendees will vote on the best cocktail. Of course, it’s not a party without good music. Attendees will dance the evening away with DJ Alex Ferrer spinning tunes live from Punta Cana. A portion of ticket sales from the event will go to anti-racism organization, Color of Change. 

Register HERE

Virtual Staycation Attendees can expect to:

  • Make two tiki cocktails: each bartender will lead attendees in making a tropical drink featuring Candela rum
  • Interact with two bartender event co-hosts while following and "shaking along" during the live online party
  • Order a cocktail kit in support of a local, woman-owned business. Inclusive of all ingredients and can be shipped nationwide.
  • Vote on a winner: After making and tasting both cocktails, attendees will vote on which cocktail reigns supreme
  • Dance the night away: DJ Alex Ferrer will be spinning tunes live from Punta Cana
  • Enjoy a moment of solidarity and respite: with others from around the world 
  • Get step-by-step instructions and a full ingredient list sent upon registration
  • Support an anti-racism organization with each ticket purchased