Virtual Happy Hour: Mary Vaux Walcott Celebration

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Wed, Sep 22, 2021
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.



The end of a cut Southern Magnolia stem rendered in delicate, detailed print. The white magnolia is slightly closed up, not quite in bloom yet, and is surrounded by several full, large, green leaves.
Join NMWA staff for a virtual happy hour to celebrate Mary Vaux Walcott.

Event Description

Cheers, Mary Vaux Walcott!

Join staff of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a virtual happy hour to celebrate the life and work of Mary Vaux Walcott! We will make a specialty cocktail in her honor, share artworks and stories, and explore the museum’s collection and archives for all things Mary.

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join.

Special Guests:

Chrissy Sheffey is the owner and curator of Charismatic Creations. After working in restaurants and bars in Washington, D.C. and Maryland for four years, Chrissy started Charismatic Creations in 2017 because she wanted to curate inclusive cocktail and mocktail experiences with her mobile bar services, bespoke events, cocktail styling, and bar program concepts. With her love for social justice advocacy, gardening and mixology, she’s been able to infuse her passions into a business that supports local food systems with her Garden to Cocktail mixers and advocates for urban gardening within marginalized areas.

Featured Cocktail: A Bouquet From Philly

Prepare for the event by making sure you’re ready to create the specialty cocktail inspired by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Ingredients for Cocktail:

  • 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz mint simple syrup
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Ingredients for Mocktail:

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz mint simple syrup
  • 1 oz water
  • Soda water
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Mint Simple Syrup Recipe:

  • Boil 2 cups of water.
  • Add 2 cups of sugar, stir until dissolved.
  • Add 2 sprigs of mint and boil for a few more minutes.
  • Let cool and strain the simple syrup into a bottle or cup.