Get Cozy + Connect! Indoor Team Building with Hands-On Meals

YOU’RE MAKING THE
Vacc-ini

LET’S PREPARE FOR YOUR
VIRTUAL MIXOLOGIST EXPERIENCE

Welcome! We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your WCBP Cocktail Experience on Monday, January 25th at 12:15PM PT / 3:15PM ET by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!

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STEP 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
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Step 2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS

  • Cocktail Shaker: Or 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
  • Muddler: Or a wooden spoon
  • Glassware: We’ll be making two cocktails so you’ll need two glasses 
  • Citrus Juicer: Optional
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Step 3. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS

During the experience, we’ll be making two cocktails: The Vacc-ini and a tasty eggwhite variation! Please prepare the following ingredients and your mixologist will teach you how to transform them into absolutely delicious drinks!

  • 4 oz tequila: If you don’t have tequila, you can also use another spirit, such as vodka, gin, mezcal, whiskey, or rum 
  • 2 oz lime juice: Or lemon juice. You’ll need 1 oz of juice per drink, which is about 1 whole juiced lemon
  • 2 oz SIMPLE SYRUP: You can also use agave, sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 8 Blackberries: Or use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a combination! 
  • Ice: At least 4 cups
  • Egg White: Highly recommended! We’ll use it for a fun cocktail variation

Don’t drink alcohol?

No problem! Here’s the ingredient list for N/A versions: 

  • 2.5 oz lime juice: Or lemon juice. You’ll need 1 oz of juice per drink, which is about 1 whole juiced lemon
  • 2.5 oz Simple syrup: You can also use agave, sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 3 oz SODA WATER: Or other bubbly beverage
  • 8 Blackberries: Or use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a combination! 
  • Ice: At least 4 cups
  • Egg White: Highly recommended! We’ll use it for a fun cocktail variation
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Step 4. 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.

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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!

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One last thing!

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