Don't throw away your shot at creating an event based on the cultural phenomenon.

Star Studded

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The hit Broadway smash, Hamilton, thanks to its Disney Plus release, is trending again. When you're designing your next event, be it online, small group, or a combination, consider making it a star-studded event with a Hamilton theme. We love the gold star theme, but it also doesn't need to be just the Hamilton star. Consider these hanging stars that also work for the lighting of the room as well.

Mix Tape

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Did you know that Hamilton the musical began as the Hamilton Mix Tape? While an official recording and release of the album debuted after the Musical hit Broadway, the Mixtape was the name of the project when Miranda started writing Hamilton in 2009. Featuring artists such as Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Usher, and more? Also written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it features songs that made it into the musical as well as deleted songs. To mix up the sound for a Hamilton event, consider the Hamilton Mixtape.

Tell Your Story

Wouldn't it be fun to talk to Alexander Hamilton? Or even his statue? Living statues, such as the one seen here, could make for great entertainment for your party (though no touching, please). Putting the living statues performers on pedestals will help keep them socially distant as well.


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Of course, if you know anything about the musical, one of the most popular songs is Hamilton singing he's not throwing away his shot. So it stands to reason any Hamilton themed drink would be a shot.

2 tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) Laird’s Applejack
2 tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) Virginia whiskey, such as Virginia Distillery’s Highland Malt Whisky
1 tablespoon (1/2 fluid ounce) spiced Caribbean rum, such as Brinley Gold Shipwreck
1 tablespoon (1/2 fluid ounce) St. Elizabeth allspice dram
1/3-1/2 cup (about 3 fluid ounces) dry cider, such as a selection from the Aaron Burr Cidery

Stir the applejack, whiskey, rum, and allspice dram together in a mixing glass.
Divide the liquor evenly between 2 3-ounce glasses (such as shot glasses).
Top each cocktail with 1 to 1 1/2 ounces cider. Raise a glass and sip; do not throw away your shot.