THE PROCOCKTAILS PROFESSIONAL TOUCH

TURNING AN ORDINARY PARTY INTO AN EVENT

If you’ve ever attempted to mix a cocktail, you will appreciate that it is not as simple as it may appear. Okay, if you pull all the ingredients together for a Daquiri or a Singapore Sling you may be able to conjure up an alcoholic drink that tastes similar and may even look pretty – but to create the PERFECT COCKTAIL that has precisely the correct balance, that tastes exactly right, is quite different kettle of fish!

Permit ProCocktails to introduce you to the exciting world of perfect freshly prepared cocktails and you will see how we can turn an ordinary party or gathering of friends into an amazing and memorable occasion. You won’t regret it!

The extra dimension that a cocktail bar with correctly attired mixologists will bring to the party is fundamentally why so many of our corporate and private clients return, to hire us again and again.

Here’s why! There is something timeless, elegant and sophisticated about sipping a cocktail, not least because it can conjure up fond memories of past sun-drenched holidays in exotic places. Now, our professional cocktail bartenders – or to be precise – Mixologists – will create the enchanting tastes and magical moments befitting of a tropical paradise to delight your guests, turning a casual get-together into something very special indeed. Exceptional cocktails, made from the finest, fresh ingredients will, if you excuse the pun – break the ice – and your guests will extol the virtues by talking about your occasion for weeks to come.

We specialise in hosting cocktail parties at all kinds of events including:

  • Receptions
  • Housewarming Parties
  • Hen Parties
  • Fancy Dress & Themed Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Family, Alumni & Military Reunions
  • Dinner Parties
  • Christmas Parties
  • House / Garden Parties
  • Cocktail Classes
  • Product Launches
  • Corporate Events
  • Staff Training
  • Bar / Club Openings
  • Any Social Event Imaginable

If you are a BAR, RESTAURANT, HOTEL OR BANQUETTING MANAGER, why not allow PROCOCKTAILS to host a special cocktail evening for your guests to add a new dimension to your usual activities?

Instead of bringing in additional casual staff whenever you have booked a large function – why not consider PROCOCKTAILS experienced Mixologists and Bartenders instead?

WHAT IS A MIXOLOGIST?

The term, Mixologist, is frequently being bandied about these days, but what really is a mixologist? How is a mixologist any different, for example, to a bartender? Perhaps this can be illustrated, in similar terms, by describing how a cook differs from a chef; both prepare and cook food but diners expect a chef to be trained to a higher standard and expect him or her to create culinary masterpieces. Just as a top-flight chef has an intimate knowledge of ingredients, that are combine to create a mouth-watering dish – similarly, a mixologist will take a selection of the finest, spirits, mixers and fresh ingredients to create a memorable cocktail.

Comparing chefs to mixologists is extremely valid. Whilst any competent bartender can mix a range of cocktails, because of the wider and more general demands of his role, he is less likely to have the comprehensive knowledge to expertly mix a wide number of lesser known cocktails. A bartender may also lack some of the infinite skills that determine the subtle, yet important, differences that separate one high-end spirits from the next when blending a specific mix. Just as an experienced chef can tell the differentiate between two near identical cuts of sirloin steak to choose the one with the best flavour, a skilled mixologist instinctively knows which brand of dry gin will best partner lime juice to produce a truly GREAT Gimlet, or which makes the smoothest gin and tonic. Every spirit has its own small characteristics that determines its unique style and quality. The differences may be minute, but as anyone that knows their cocktails will explain – it is the little differences that count and separate an efficient bartender from an outstanding mixologist!

To be exceptional as a mixologist – it is necessary for an individual to hone his or her mixing skills precisely by gaining an in-depth knowledge, developed over many years, that can pick out the unique tastes of a cocktail in much the same way, a sommelier can determine the variety of grapes in a bottle of wine.

Being an exemplary mixologist not only requires a command of spirits, juices and condiments, to produce a perfect cocktail, but it also requires artistry and showmanship.

WHAT IS A FLAIR BARTENDER?

Whereupon our mixologists and bartenders work with the all the experience, style and sophistication that is befitting of their profession, ProCocktails can also extend the range of our services by offering what are known as ‘Flair Bartenders’.

If you ever seen the 1988 film Cocktail starring Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown, you will have a pretty good idea of what a Flair Bartender does? Although essentially having the same mixing skills as our experienced mixologist, our Flair Bartender are hand-picked as much for their skills as showmen. They will bring an entirely new level of razzmatazz to your party with their snap bottle juggling routines and visual appeal. Their dexterity will introduce an extra dimension of entertainment to serving cocktails and will keep your guests thoroughly entertained as they prepare and serve them perfect cocktails.

COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY – WHAT WE OFFER

Each of our hand-selected mixologists have a minimum of five-years bar tending and cocktail experience and have been fully trained to our exemplary high standards.

ProCocktails services come in all forms, depending on the occasion, the number of guests and, to some extent. the venue. In its most simplistic form, ProCocktails will provide a single cocktail bartender for intimate private occasions such as a family gathering where the guest numbers are modest, up to a full bar service at lavish occasions with several hundred people.

We cater for any type of occasion, including entertaining corporate clients, engagement and wedding celebrations, garden parties and private dinners. We can provide anything from a table-top bar set up in a kitchen to a fully comprehensive mobile bar unit, adequately staffed by two or more bartenders with the capabilities of producing almost unlimited cocktails.

Depending on your requirements, all ProCocktails mixologist services includes one or more experienced bar-tenders, high-quality professional cocktail making equipment, plus 1-2 hours preparation time prior to serving, all within the cost.

To keep you party in full swing, we recommend hiring one bartender for every forty guests with up to five choices of cocktails per menu.

We are proud of the flexibility of our customized services and are happy to work from a client’s own bar, table or even a kitchen worktop. However, when the situation requires a more elaborate facility, we will provide portable bar units complete with all types of stylish cocktail glassware.

You also have an option of providing your own cocktail ingredients, ice, and glasses for us to mix at your event. Depending on your requirements, we will assist you to select the most appropriate cocktails for your occasion and create a comprehensive shopping list to help you purchase the best spirits, mixers, fruit juices and condiments to create perfect cocktails.

FURTHER HELP

If a full bar service including unlimited cocktails is required, full information can be viewed at our dedicated All-Inclusive Cocktail Bar page.

As an alternative, we can provide a complete CASH BAR service for occasions when guests are expected to pay for their own drinks. Full details of this service can be located at our PayBar page.

TO REQUEST AN OBLIGATION-FREE QUOTATION FOR YOUR EVENT – PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] – OR CALL US AT 01908 410 747 WHERE A MEMBER OF THE PROCOCKTAILS TEAM WILL ASSIST YOU.