There are now 5 cocktail mixologists in our team. Chances are you may already know that if you’ve had a good look around this site. You can see each of the members of our team by looking at our mixologists team page.
Originally the business was set up by Andrew – who had the original business idea and Steve. The 2 boys had known each other for a few years having played sport together. The business gradually grew over a period of years and so the business expanded. Duncan became the third member of our team having been bar manager at a local wedding venue in Northamptonshire. Joe was an occasional member of our band of brothers too. All was going well until ……..
Along came CoVid. That was the end of that for a while. Our business is based around the idea of being with people and mixing cocktails fresh in front of them. You choose your cocktail from the menu that the host has agreed with us and we’ll make it for you. We enjoy engaging in conversation with party guests and a good bit of conversation is hopefully what good parties and celebrations are all about. So CoVid meant that our business ceased to exist in it’s usual form. However we got busy and expanded our presentations – going national. We also ran a number of cocktail parties for people at home online. But then thankfully lockdown came to and end and we found we were busier than we’d ever been before. So we needed more help.
We needed to recruit new members of the team quickly to cope with a growing number of bookings. Tom and James became the 4th and 5th members of the team. 2021 and 2022 then became our busiest years on record.
Your cocktail bartenders
We generally run with a team of 2 at your cocktail party. For larger groups we’ll put out a larger team to ensure that we keep those cocktails flowing. Having a larger team of course means that we can say ‘Yes’ to your enquiries more often and ‘No’ less often!
Availability will of course determine who is in your team for your cocktail party. However with full team availability for hen parties most of you will likely meet Duncan and Tom. Where we can, we put out a team to suit the audience.
If you’re planning out a party and you want cocktails on the menu drop us some details on our contact page.
Our cocktail presentations
We also run presentations for groups who have guest speakers. Our talks are all run by Andrew and Steve. We’re now fairly well established on the circuit and have now completed over 50 presentations. Our 40 minute presentation is titled “Everything you wanted to know about cocktails but were afraid to ask.” It is a lively, engaging 2 man presentation intended to be amusing, entertaining and informative. Towards the end of our presentation we also do a cocktail making demonstration. We show the audience how to make a series of cocktails : both alcoholic cocktails and non-alcoholic mocktails. Then in true ‘Blue Peter’ style we bring out some mini samples of cocktails for you all to try. So you can sample what we’ve just made. There are also menu cards to take away. You can then try your hand at making cocktails at home following our recipes. Our repertoire features classic cocktails from the 80s and 90s. We also introduce you to some of our own in-house creations too.
Our fees are based on how many people you expect to turn up on the night and where you are.
You can read what audience participants have said about our presentation in our testimonials page. If you click on the WI at the top right you will just see testimonials which relate to our presentations. Without the filter you’ll see all sorts including what clients have said about the parties we run for them.
We’re always looking for additional people to join our team so that we can say yes to more bookings. If you, your partner or a friend have previous bar experience and are interested in cocktails, we’d like to hear from you. You’d need to be based in the Leicestershire / Northamptonshire area and a car driver. If you want to know more contact us.