Tons of Toys Signature Cocktail Naming Contest

Nov 13, 2017

HYPEsters recently went to Hartford Flavor Company for a Cocktail Crafting event. They were taught about liquor and liqueur basics, mixers, garnishes, bar tools and glassware. They also crafted and tasted three Wild Moon featured Cocktails. Those three drinks were:

Love Potion


Chai Nino


Nutty Woodpecker


After the crafting and tasting, they were asked to choose their favorite cocktail to be featured as the Tons of Toys signature cocktail. They chose the Chai Nino!


1.5 oz Wild Moon Chai
1 oz Aged Tequila (Reposado or Anejo)
.5 oz Sour Mix  *equal parts citrus juice (lime or lemon), sugar, water* 
.25 Lime Juice
Orange Bitters

Served in a lowball glass with a lime wedge garnish.

Now it's YOUR turn to vote on the name of our signature drink! Take our survey and tell us which cocktail name you think is the best! The survey will close on Monday, November 20th, and the winning name will be announced via the HYPE social media on Tuesday, November 21st. Be sure to vote!

One of our most anticipated annual events, Tons of Toys is a lively and sophisticated gathering combining delicious food, drinks, and festive activities with charitable giving. All toys collected will benefit the YMCA of Greater Hartford, in support of their youth and family programs. Last year we collected over 1,600 toys, and we hope to surpass that number of donations at this year's event.

Admission to Tons of Toys is one new unwrapped toy valued around $20 (or $20 cash/check/credit). We are once again inviting HYPE members to bring their children (or nieces/nephews/cousins/friends!) between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Have them bring a toy to donate and we'll provide the milk and cookies. They can even get their photo taken with Santa! At 6:00pm we'll kick off the adults-only cocktail party. Semi-formal dress is encouraged but not required (business or business casual is also acceptable).


               Can't wait to see all of your HYPEsters there!

1 Comment

  1. 1 Amanda 13 Nov
    This is great! Love the suggested names! 


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