If you missed last year's Great Orlando Mixer, you've probably been kicking yourself all year. Worry not: Your chance to experience Orlando Weekly's fantastic flapper-themed cocktail party has come around again. The Great Orlando Mixer kicks up its heels at downtown's swanky Cheyenne Station at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26.
Lucky partiers will vote on two competing cocktails created by the eight finalist bartenders — one made with Templeton Rye, one made with Florida-distilled St. Augustine gin — winnowed down (by you!) from 15 original competitors. To see the list of competitors and the delicious recipes they've created, go to our Mixer Month subsite, where you can vote for your favorites to narrow it down to just eight competing bars. (You're probably gonna need to go taste them all first, right? You wanna play fair, after all.)
On the other hand, if you haven't heard the hype, check out this video to see why you need to be there — sexy bartenders, Charleston-kneed dancers, trumpet-playing flappers and all:
So start sipping and voting, and start thinking about your costume so you're ready to trot on the 26th!
Great Orlando Mixer
7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Cheyenne Station, Church Street Exchange, 127 W. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801
vote before attending: mixermonth.com
$45 general admission, $75 VIP