Thanks to everyone who came out to our first bar crawl! It could very well be the only crawl in history to have promoted the Keynesian model of mixed economics with an original pomegranate juice and vodka cocktail dubbed the Mixed Economy!
Joined by our friends at the Encyclopedia Show, we visited four local establishments, the Volstead Lounge, the Gypsy Lounge, the Yellow Jacket Social Club, and Cheer Up Charlies on Saturday, July 23rd from 10 pm – 2 am.
The Volstead Lounge and Cheer Up Charlies added the Mixed Economy to their menus this summer as part of the IDENTITY PROJECT, our collaborative art event in June that explored new ways of marketing ideas and social issues. The Mixed Economy was our submission to the show where free samples of the cocktail were served.
The Volstead added their own twist, bringing Maine Root Ginger Brew into the mix. And they also served Mixed Economy Snow Cones!
The socially-minded drink aims to spur discussion and increase support for Keynesian thought. Bar crawlers received Mixed Economy recipe cards with info on both the drink and economic model. We also made bow ties out of dollar bills and played some Keynesian trivia
“Maybe one day the Mixed Economy will join the ranks of other popular drinks such as the Cape Cod and the Greyhound. People will be talking about and enjoying a mixed economy everywhere!” said Cheer Up Charlies owner Tamara.
Check out the great coverage we received on CNBC!