Let’s Get Shaking!
WELCOME TO YOUR
VIRTUAL MIXOLOGIST EXPERIENCE
We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for the event by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!
1. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS
- Cocktail Shaker – If you do not have a shaker, then a wide mouth jar or water bottle with a sealed lid will work!
- Measurement Tools – A jigger or shot glass but you can also use a tablespoon (2 tablespoons = 1oz)
- Citrus Juicer – Optional
- Ice – At least 2 cups per cocktail
- Hawthorne Strainer – You could also use a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or a colander in a pinch!
- Your Favorite Glassware – This could be an elegant martini glass, a sturdy tumbler, or a mug from your grandma
2. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR YOUR INGREDIENTS
If they haven’t already, your ingredients will arrive soon from Cocktail Courier. When they do, no need to refrigerate but please keep them safe (i.e. away from thirsty partners!)
For those who did not opt for ingredient delivery, here’s the list of ingredients to prep.
- 1.5 oz scotch whisky
- 0.5 oz lemon juice
- 0.5 oz tamarind syrup (recipe below)
- 0.5 oz cinnamon syrup (recipe below)
- 1 dash aromatic bitters
⅓ cup tamarind paste*
¾ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup water
Put all ingredients in a small pan and boil together for 2-3 minutes until tamarind paste and sugar are dissolved. Strain while warm for easier straining. Let fully cool before use in a cocktail.
*If you cannot get tamarind paste, you can use molasses syrup mixed with a sour fruit like plum or strawberry OR you can use spices such as nutmeg and cloves mixed with other sour (non-citrus) fruits such as plum or strawberry
1.5 cups sugar
2 cups water
4 cinnamon sticks
In a small pan, boil water with cinnamon sticks for 10 minutes, enough time for the water to be heavily scented with cinnamon. Strain out cinnamon sticks and add in sugar, dissolving into the water over heat. Take syrup off heat once sugar is dissolved, and let fully cool before using in a cocktail.
3. DOWNLOAD ZOOM
Please download the Zoom app on your desktop (not your phone). This will ensure a quality experience for you!
YOU’RE ALL SET!
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXPERIENCE WE’LL SEND THE EVENT LINK TO YOUR INBOX. In the meantime, CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE TIPs or bar games.
(Yeah, we’d choose the bar games too.)
Prepare your space – Make sure you have a strong internet connection with little background noise if possible
Mute yourself when not speaking – This will eliminate background noise (like cocktail shaking!) that makes it difficult for others to hear the speaker.
Be sure to come prepared – Come with ingredients and supplies ready! Set yourself up in the kitchen where you have ample counter space and access to a sink.
Please come 10 minutes early – This way we can get to know each other and start right on time!
Amplify your experience with these extracurricular activities!
Head to the bar! – Transport yourself to Bar Avital with this downloadable Zoom background.
Make a pregame cocktail – A light refreshment to get the juices flowing before your virtual experience.
Or practice these seriously cool bar tricks!