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Alumni Doing Fun Things: Robin Lustig, '18

Posted by GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Council on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:11 PM PST

Robin Lustig on the left and image of an I Love Lychee cocktail on the right

We reached out to Robin Lustig, ’18, to learn about her Seattle U experience and how she started her @CheerswithRobs Instagram page where she shares exciting cocktail recipes. When asked what her favorite cocktail recipe is, Robin shared, "One of my recent recipes is what I call the 'I Love Lychee.'"

 

 

 

I Love Lychee

  1. Muddle 6 raspberries in your cocktail shaker
  2. Add the following ingredients:
    1 1/2 oz. Vodka
    1 1/2 oz. Lychee liqueur
    egg whites from one egg
  3. Dry shake (no ice) to emulsify the egg whites with the rest of the ingredients
  4. Add ice
  5. Reshake
  6. Garnish with raspberries

"This was my take on a classic Lychee Martini. I added the raspberries for a fruitier flavor profile and the egg whites to give it that awesome foamy top layer."

Question: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your SU experience.

Answer: My name is Robin, a class of 2018 alum and Humanities for Leadership graduate of the Matteo Ricci College. At SU, I was involved in the Student Alumni Ambassadors, had the opportunity to participate in a French immersion program, took classes I loved and worked with professors who inspired me. My mom is an SU grad as well, so I was honored to follow in her footsteps.

Question: What inspired you to start making drinks and create your @CheerswithRobs Instagram page?

Answer: I was inspired to start my CheerswithRobs page because some of my favorite moments in college were with people I loved, sharing a drink. I would meet my friends before class to get a coffee and talk about the reading. I'd gather my classmates after a tough exam for a celebratory beer. On the first snow day of the year I would grab a friend, get hot chocolates and drink them in the quad. When I was accepted into law school, my best friend and I celebrated with cocktails at Cafe Presse. These were my favorite little moments and I wanted to capture and share them and start to create my own.

Question: What’s your favorite drink to make?

Answer: My favorite cocktail to make has to be an Aviation. It was the first "fancy" cocktail I ever made after trying it for the first time at the (now closed) Seven Beef when I was taking my little sister on a tour of SU campus. Other than that, my favorite general type of drink to make is probably layered cocktails. They are surprisingly easy, the payoff is gorgeous and the flavor combinations are endless.

Question: What’s your favorite restaurant or bar near campus?

Answer: I have two staple close-to-campus favorites. For your coffee fix, there is nothing like Cherry Street Coffee. I spent many hours there with my friends, study groups and mentors for coffee meetings. Great staff, awesome menu, good coffee (lots of outlets!). For your after class/work fix, take a quick walk to Barrio Mexican Kitchen and Bar. This place is the perfect spot to celebrate the weekend, get a great cocktail and make some memories. They have an amazing happy hour and their Blood Orange Margarita hits the spot every time! If margaritas aren't your style, try their truly life-changing sangria.

Thank you for sharing with us, Robin!