Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrating Surrealist Women Artists

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Tue, May 10, 2022
5:30 to 6:30 pm ET

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.



Rendered with precise brushwork, a tall, thin figure strides forward wearing flowing, orange garments emanating a misty golden aura. Her fiery red hair stretches heavenward, encircling a celestial orb. Figures appear encased in the walls of the concave structure surrounding her.
Join NMWA staff for a virtual happy hour to celebrate surrealist women artists.

Event Description


Join staff of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a virtual happy hour to celebrate surrealist women artists! AJ Johnson, partner and bar director of Serenata, demonstrates how to make a specialty cocktail in the artists’ honor as we share artworks and stories and explore the museum’s collection and archives.

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join. This program is free, but if you would like to support these programs and others like them, please consider making a donation.

Featured Cocktail: Goddesses

Prepare for the event by making sure you’re ready to create the specialty cocktail, named after Madame Yevonde’s “Goddesses Portraits.”

Ingredients for Cocktail:

  • 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 0.5 oz Dolin Blanc
  • 0.25 oz Ouzo or Sambuca
  • 0.25 oz lemon
  • 0.25 oz honey
  • 0.75 oz cinnamon-sage simple syrup
  • Top with 1.5-2 oz tonic water
  • 1 whole orange for garnish

Preferred Glassware: highball or collins glass

Additional Tools: shaker tine, ice, strainer, paring knife, fruit peeler, cutting board

Cinnamon-Sage Simple Syrup Recipe:

Makes about 1 quart; syrup will last 3-4 weeks.

  • Add equal parts sugar and water (32 oz each) to a medium saucepan on low heat and stir to incorporate. Do not let boil.
  • Add 6-7 cinnamon sticks and about a 1 cup sage leaves, and raise temperature to medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Once mixture is boiling, lower temperature and let simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  • Take the mixture off the heat and strain off cinnamon sticks and sage. Let cool and put in nonreactive container. Keep refrigerated.