Here’s the formula for a stylish buzz: Chemistry of the Cocktail, the Nevada Discovery Museum’s annual fundraiser that runs Nov. 4 at the museum.

At this year’s benefit, kitsch meets cocktail with tiki-themed mixology, and folks can explore the science behind drinks inspired by tiki lounge culture of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s.



When: 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 4 (VIP from 5 p.m.)

Where: Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, 490 S. Center St.

Cost: $150 VIP, $95 general admission

Ticket purchase:www.nvdm.org/event/chemistry-of-the-cocktail


The event also features tastes from local food establishments like Campo Reno and Sparks, Cherry Bomb Catering, the Depot, Dough Boys Donuts, Men Wielding Fire, Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub and others, plus live and silent auctions and the Discovery Museum to, well, discover in.

VIP ticket holders can enter an hour early (5 p.m.) to sample the sips and bites, preview live auction items, bid early on silent auction items, and poke around the museum.

Museum officials said they hoped to raise at least $100,000 from Chemistry of the Cocktail in support of programs to inspire lifelong learning in science, engineering, technology, mathematics and art.

“Chemistry of the Cocktail is the museum’s mission in action,” said executive director Mat Sinclair.

“By combining some of the elements of a traditional fundraising event with the hands-on learning opportunities the museum is best known for, Chemistry of the Cocktail models the museum’s mission for all attendees.”

Celebrated local mixologist Nicole Barker shared with us some of the cocktails to look for at the event.

These include a bulldog beauty mingling two Don Q rums, orgeat almond syrup, falernum almond ginger syrup, and coconut cream.

Dolan Auto Group is the presenting sponsor of the fundraiser. The event’s supporting sponsors include McDonald Carano law firm, Nevada State Bank and Sala Family Dentristy.

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