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:
- Housewarming Parties
- Hen Parties
- Fancy Dress & Themed Parties
- 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.