Merriam-Webster's dictionary dates mixology to 1948 and defines it as: "the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks" . A great treat for Special Event guests is to create a specialty drink themed to the event. Your mixologist behind the bar can then offer the recipe and knowledge in their product to supply information, direction, and to execute the final product to the patron. Mixologists, like Sommeliers, have a higher level of education (often legitimate through accredited schools and programs) in the science behind the manufacturing and consumption of these products. They have a proven commitment to further the profession through advancement of innovation and technology. Guests love to be taught something new and a fresh new drink with a printed recipe that they can take and make at home afterward is a welcome indulgence.