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Sunset Cocktails at the Seaport

09/29/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience a guided rum flight tasting and enjoy a bespoke Temperance-era cocktail created by internationally-renowned mixologist and exhibit curator Anthony Caporale, as he takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Trade and Temperance: A Mystic Merchant’s Battle with the Crusade Against Strong Drink at the Burrows House.

Stroll along the Mystic River at sunset with a craft cocktail in hand at this limited-attendance private event, while you learn about maritime connections to the rum trade, explore how spirits are made, and discover the wonders of wood aging. Meet someone from the 19th century and hear their views on Temperance! Do they buy Seth Burrows’ spirits? Or do they take part in Union Temperance meetings to dissuade alcohol consumption?

To complete the evening, enjoy a guided flight tasting of four handcrafted rums from The Real McCoy Spirits Lab — each is one-of-a-kind and finished in a different pre-seasoned cask.

Tickets are $50 for non-members and $40 for members, and include a period-themed signature cocktail, guided rum flight tasting, light bites, and curated exhibit tour. If you feel so inspired, arrive to the party in costume and further immerse yourself in the scene!

Please arrive through Thompson Building at the North Entrance.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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