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You’re Making The Watermelon Basil Margarita

Let’s Prepare For Your
Virtual Mixologist Experience

Welcome! We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Watermelon Basil Margarita Cocktail Experience by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!

PLEASE REFRIGERATE YOUR CITRUS! YOU’RE THE ZEST!

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Step 1. Prepare Your Tools

  • Cocktail ShakerOr you can use a wide mouth jar or water bottle with a sealed lid 
  • Measurement Tools: A jigger, shot glass, or tablespoon (2 tbsps = 1 oz)
  • Knife & Cutting Board: To cut your citrus
  • Small Plate: For salted rim
  • 2 GlassesWe recommend 1 Rocks Glass and 1 Collins Glass for this cocktail, but feel free to use your favorite glassware
  • Julep Strainer (Optional): Or you can use a fine-mesh strainer or colander 
  • Citrus Juicer (Optional)

COCKTAIL KITS SHIPPED TO ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, IDAHO, MICHIGAN, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, TENNESSEE, AND UTAH DO NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL. 

We recommend bringing tequila for your cocktail or use your spirit of choice!

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STEP 2. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS

For guests receiving ingredient delivery in advance, your kit will be arriving from Cocktail Courier. You must sign for your package and you may be asked for an ID to verify you’re over 21.

IN ADDITION TO THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR KIT, ALL GUESTS PLEASE PREPARE THESE INGREDIENTS:

  • Ice: At least 4 cups
  • Egg White: Highly recommended! We’ll use it for a fun cocktail variation

FOR GUESTS PROVIDING THEIR OWN INGREDIENTS, HERE IS THE FULL INGREDIENT LIST: 

  • 1.5 oz Tequila*
  • 0.5 oz Basil Syrup (recipe below)
  • 0.5 oz Watermelon Puree (recipe below)
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • Garnish: Salt Rim + Dehydrated Lime

*Soda water replaces the spirit in non-alcoholic boxes

WATERMELON PUREE

INGREDIENTS

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks

INSTRUCTIONS 

Put watermelon in a blender and mash with a wooden spoon to release some of the juice. Puree until smooth. You will have about 2 1/2 cups.

BASIL SYRUP

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

INSTRUCTIONS 

Combine water, sugar, and basil leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely before using.

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Step 3. Prepare Your Platform

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT VIDEO PLATFORM, SUCH AS ZOOM, DOWNLOADED FOR YOUR EVENT.

For a more interactive event, we encourage all guests to turn their video on during the experience.

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.)

VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE

Prepare your spaceMake sure you have a strong internet connection with little background noise if possible

Mute yourself when not speakingThis will eliminate background noise (like cocktail shaking!) that makes it difficult for others to hear the speaker.

Be sure to come preparedCome 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 earlyThis way we can get to know each other and start right on time!

BAR GAMES

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.

See what your virtual happy hour cocktail says about you!

Or practice these seriously cool bar tricks!

Oh! One Last Thing to Kickstart Your Cocktail Experience!