Dry January Team Building with Virtual Water Tasting!

Let’s Get Shaking!

WELCOME TO YOUR
VIRTUAL MIXOLOGIST EXPERIENCE

We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your DocuSign Cocktail Experience on Thursday, August 13th at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!

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1. MEET YOUR MIXOLOGIST 

Duggan McDonnell

A creative force within the Wine & Spirits Industry, McDonnell is a Mixologist, Entrepreneur, Thought Leader, and Community Organizer. He conceived and operated Cantina, San Francisco, the pioneer cocktail saloon dedicated to Artisanal Spirits and California Cocktails. He also co-founded Campo de Encanto Pisco and is a Lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America. McDonnell holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and has studied wine with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

  • Named Leader of the American Cocktail Revolution by Food & Wine Magazine 
  • Twice Nominated as Best Mixologist of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail
  • Author of Drinking the Devils Acre

Step 2. What to Prepare

In addition to your ingredients delivered from Cocktail Courier, please also prepare the following: 

Blackberry Bramble

  • Egg White: We’ll use it for a fun cocktail variation. Highly recommended!
  • Ice: At least 2 cups per cocktail
  • 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)
  • 1 Plastic Ziploc Bag or Lewis Bag
  • Muddler, mallet, rolling pin, hammer, or other heavy tool – Used to crush ice
  • Your Favorite Glassware

Watermelon Basil Margarita

  • Egg White: We’ll use it for a fun cocktail variation. Highly recommended!
  • Ice: At least 2 cups per cocktail
  • 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)
  • Your Favorite Glassware

BBQ Old Fashioned

  • Ice: At least 2 cups per cocktail
  • Mixing Glass: A pint glass or glass measuring cup will also work just fine
  • Measurement Tools: A jigger or shot glass but you can also use a tablespoon (2 tablespoons = 1oz)
  • Julep Strainer: You could also use a fine-mesh strainer or colander
  • Spoon: Or chopstick!
  • Plate
  • Lighter or Matches
  • Your Favorite Glassware 

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3. DOWNLOAD ZOOM

Please download the Zoom app on your desktop (not your phone). This will ensure a quality experience for you!

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

Download Zoom

YOU’RE ALL SET!

Click Here to Join Your Experience

AND FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE TIPs or bar games!

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.

Or practice these seriously cool bar tricks!

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One last thing!

Kickstart your cocktail fun with the Avital Cocktail Guide. Featuring recipes, history, trivia, glassware highlights, and more.