Prepare for Your

BYO Sour Experience

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


1: 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

• 2 Glasses: We recommend 2 Rocks Glasses 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)


2: Prepare Your Ingredients

During the experience, we’ll focus on flavor balance and mixology skills using the simple ingredients you provide. You only need to bring one item from each category below and your mixologist will teach you how to transform them into an absolutely delicious drink!


• Choose 1 Spirit: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, Whiskey, or Rum

• Choose 1 Citrus: Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, or Grapefruit Juice (you’ll need 1 oz of juice per drink, which is about 1 whole juiced lemon)

• Choose 1 Sweetener: Simple Syrup, Agave, Sugar, Honey, or Maple Syrup

• Ice: At least 2 cups per cocktail

• Egg White: Highly recommended! We’ll use it for a fun cocktail variation


Optional Ingredients

• Bitters: Peychauds, Angostura, and more

• Carbonated Beverage: If you don’t want to drink alcohol, tonic water, soda water, or ginger beer work well here

• Garnish: Orange, herbs, edible flower, tiki umbrella!


3: Prepare Your Platform

Please ensure you have the correct video platform, such as Zoom, downloaded for your event.

For a more interactive experience, 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 our bar games!

Virtual Etiquette

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!

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 Pre-Game Cocktail

A light refreshment to get the juices flowing before your virtual experience.

What you virtual happy hour cocktail says about you

Find out with this infographic!

Bar Tricks

Or practice these seriously cool bar tricks!

pouring pink cocktail into glass

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Avital Cocktail Guide

A complimentary guide featuring delicious recipes, cocktail history, trivia, glassware highlights, and more. Cheers!

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Simple Syrup Recipe


1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar


Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.