Billing it as “cool and refreshing, just like the real Tisa Mason,” a popular Hays bar created a drink to honor the inauguration of the Fort Hays State University president.
The Golden Q, 809 Ash, introduced the Tisa Mason in a Facebook post last week. It’s on special through the end of the month.
Mike Stites, general manager of Golden Q, was asked by Melissa Dixon, director of the Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau, to add something to the menu for the inauguration.
Dixon said her role on the university’s inauguration planning committee was to help foster community support for the celebration.
“I feel like they’re a big campus favorite, and it just felt like a good fit,” she said of getting the Golden Q involved.
Other Hays restaurants will be putting messages of congratulations on the marquees, she said.
Stites, who said he hasn’t met Mason, created the drink from the bar’s stock of liquor. It consists of Absolute Mandarin Vodka, Triple sec, orange juice, lemonade and sour mix.
“It’s actually very refreshing,” he said.
Mason said in an email she has not had a chance to try her drink yet.