School Spirits

One of the best ways to enjoy UC Davis' Virtual Innovation Spectacular is to make a drink and get cozy. Use the recipe cards below to mix the perfect cocktail or brew a delicious cup of tea, Aggie-style.

Classic cocktails for Aggies

School Spirits; Classic Cocktails for Aggies, Let’s shake things up and celebrate! SAZERAC: •	2 oz rye whiskey •	½ oz simple syrup •	5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters •	1 lemon •	Absinthe, to rinse 1.	Pour small amount of absinthe into ice-filled glass and stir to coat the inside of the glass and create louche. 2.	In another glass, add whiskey, simple syrup, bitters and ice and stir, providing cooling and dilution. 3.	Dump out absinthe from glass, strain whiskey mixture into glass and express lemon oil over the top. COSMOPOLITAN •	1 ½ oz vodka•	½ oz triple sec•	1 oz cranberry juice •	¼ oz lime juice 1.	Add all ingredients and ice into the shaker, secure lid on top, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 2.	Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy the show!


The perfect cup of hot tea

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea: 1. Pour fresh, cold or room-temperature water into tea kettle. Pro tip: Use spring water for optimal results. 2. Place one tea bag into your favorite cup or mug. 3. Bring water to a rolling boil. Pro tip: For black and herbal teas, optimal temperature is between 208 and 212 degrees. 4. Once the desired temperature is reached, pour hot water over tea bag until immersed. 5. Steep the tea to desired taste. Most bagged teas will take 2–5 minutes. Test it periodically.=Pro tip: Remove the tea bag once done steeping. This prevents the tea from brewing past your desired taste and avoids excess tannins. 6. Sit back, relax and enjoy our Virtual Innovation Spectacular!