mixology on a mission

Fun-raising for good causes

Cocktail-lesson-themed fundraising

Mixology on a Mission hosts cocktail-lesson-themed fundraisers to help you cultivate and expand your donor base.  We contribute the venue, food, drink, and entertainment (cocktail lessons).  You provide the invitations and bring the donors.  Here’s how it works: COVID UPDATE: Now available only via Zoom and with a cocktail instruction sheet.

Target organizations

Only those organizations we personally know and support.

Ideal number of attendees

A couple dozen people make for the best, intimate gathering to promote your organization with individual conversations and only a few speeches.  But we can accommodate 50 or more donors for an event without cocktail lessons.

The venue

Our home in Northeast Los Angeles.

Target donors

We recommend that you invite a mix of experienced, loyal donors who can help talk up your organization and new donors who are less likely to attend traditional receptions and “rubber chicken” dinners.

Cocktail lessons

We provide a cocktail lesson at our home bar.  The lesson includes some cocktail history, techniques, and tips for the home bartender. Donors then rotate through prep stations to make their own cocktails.  We are available for coaching.  Donors also receive a Mixology on a Mission recipe booklet with our take on our favorite drinks.  If donors really get into the lesson, we can auction off a home bar toolkit from our supply or a copy of Veronica’s My Little Black Cocktail Book, a cocktail journal to collect new recipes.


We donate the food, usually catered by Eat Meat My Friends, a progressive caterer who supports great causes and gives you a taste of food-as-political-performance-art. Check out Erin O’Brien and their catering business Eat Meat My Friends.


We recommend that your invitation suggest using Lyft or carpooling because parking is limited on our hill. We also recommend that you mention the cocktail lesson so that donors know what to expect.  Co-hosts are welcome.

Suggested donation

We recommend that your non-profit request donations between $50 and $250, or more, depending on your donor base.