Virginia

The Undergraduate (nonalcoholic)

Courtesy of Eddie Karoliussen (Com ’98)

Serving:
Single serving
Glass:
rocks glass
Garnish:
blood orange slice sprinkled with cinnamon
The Undergraduate mocktail

Eddie Karoliussen specializes in unique cocktails based on seasonal fresh ingredients and quality spirits. He was the craft cocktail judge for the 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival and is the owner of Four Corners Real Estate Solutions in Charlottesville. “I love bringing people together over a great cocktail,” Eddie says. “In that moment, strangers become friends; friends become greater friends.” Here are two friendly drinks, one of which Eddie created in honor of UVA’s newly inaugurated president.

Ingredients

2.5 oz.
apple cider
0.5 oz.
fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz.
apple cider simple syrup (recipe follows)
0.5 oz.
fresh blood orange juice
Splash
of club soda

Apple cider simple syrup (prepare ahead for multiple drinks):

Combine equal parts apple cider and white sugar in a saucepan. Add one cinnamon stick and one whole clove per 2 oz. (adjust to taste). Stir frequently over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Let the syrup cool, then strain it through a fine-mesh strainer into a covered container. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month.