@UCLA_Alumni Celebrating #UCLAAlumniDay with Bruin-tini!

March 11, 2012

UCLA Alumni Day is coming soon – May 5, 2012.

Live Better, Work Better, Get Inspired! There will be Power Panel speakers (yay Evan Kleiman ’76, M.B.A. ’80), performance by L’Enfant Terrible (double yay!), info fair, campus tours, planetarium shows, and opening session with Chancellor Gene Block and leading global business mind, Marshall Goldsmith Ph.D. ’77.

If you’ve never seen L’Enfant Terrible, you are in for a treat! “Critically acclaimed theater troupe L’Enfant Terrible turns Shakespeare’s gory drama into rip-roaring fare for children of all ages and those young at heart with Titus the Clownicus.” Really silly and family-friendly Shakespeare. http://lenfantterrible.org/
One of my favorite fellow alums, actor and marketing professional, Madeleine Drake, recently shared a mixture for raising a unique UCLA toast – the Bruin-tini. Cheers!

Bruin-tini

Simple Syrup*
1 cup ultrafine pure cane sugar
1 cup water
Combine in a saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved, cool.

Martini
2 ounces vodka (store vodka in freezer, serve chilled)
1 teaspoon simple syrup*
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes
Superfine blue sugar for dipping rim of martini glass
Twisted peel of lemon
Yellow gummy bears

Prepare simple sugar and juice lemons. Shake vodka, simple syrup and ice in martini shaker. Moisten rim of glass with lemon juice and coat by dipping into a saucer of blue sugar. Add ice cube(s) to taste, pour drink into glass.

Slice gummy bear from bottom to belly carefully and place straddling rim of glass. Go Bruins!

 

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