Inspiration: Bar services - Made to measure

Tailoring the style of the drinks service to your clientele is a vital party element.

CLINK CLINK

RSVP: What service do you provide?

Clink Clink: A fully integrated mobile bar service incorporating a vast range of mobile bar units, highly trained and experienced bar staff, creative drinks menus and stylish glassware.

- How can organisers with varied budgets utilise your services?

As well as a bespoke mobile bar service, we have standard stock bars that can be adapted. We can design a drinks menu to suit a budget and can accommodate drinks voucher systems, account and cash bars. We have worked on some interesting events over the years, including a 30th anniversary party for Aardman Animations' last year, where we looked after more than 1,000 guests at a jungle-themed event in a zoo.

We would love to create a Bar District for an event, allowing guests to experience several bar styles. It would include a dark, moody Soho cocktail bar with lots of mahogany and comfy seating, along with a contemporary boutique hotel lobby bar.

- What is your signature cocktail?

A lychee martini - Belvedere vodka, lychee liqueur, a dash of sugar syrup, garnished with a whole lychee.

- What's new to your service this year?

We have recentlly invested heavily in new bars, glassware and furniture and moved to larger premises. This allows us to create more bespoke bars for our clients. Our new cocktail menu also launched last month.

www.clinkclink.co.uk

SQUEEZE

RSVP: What service do you provide?

Squeeze: Squeeze offers a wide variety of professional services for creative events, including staff hire, mobile bar hire, furniture, glassware and equipment hire, event bar management, cocktail creation, staff training, staff assessment and team-building sessions.

- How can organisers with varied budgets utilise your services?

It's easy because we provide a picking list from which organisers can choose, allowing them to work within their budgets by just taking things out. At the other end of the scale, we have worked on an MTV party in Cannes, a Rolling Stones after-party and a backstage event with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

If money was no object we would create the ultimate style-bar experience, not just with sublime cocktails and the mobile cocktail bar, but the entire bar environment including furniture, theming, lighting and music.

- What is your signature cocktail?

At the moment we are making a lot of pomegranate and blueberry martinis.

- What's new to your service this year?

We have launched our Bar and Cocktail Academy, as well as our Mix It Up team-building activities.

www.squeezeuk.com

KIPLING & CORBIERE

RSVP: What service do you provide?

K&C: Kipling & Corbiere provides a luxury bar service for private parties, specialising in events of up to 150 guests to maintain a made-to-measure service. We offer a personal service including an initial one-to-one consultation, bespoke proposals and dedicated on-the-day bar management.

- How can organisers with varied budgets utilise your services?

Kipling & Corbiere offers a consultation service for clients who do not have the budget to extend to our full range of services. Conversely, for a client's 40th birthday party for 50 guests we created a glittering champagne bar in their home. The client was something of a connoisseur and made great use of our library of rare champagnes, served in elegant crystal glassware that was specially bought for the occasion.

If a client comes to us with a large budget, we would recommend our tailor-made signature cocktails. Starting from £1,000 for a private consultation, one of our expert bartenders will work with them to create an exclusive cocktail.

- What is your signature cocktail?

The Valentino. It is one of six from The Collection, which represents our flair for creating cocktails, epitomising quality and style.

- What's new to your service this year?

For our private clients we are currently developing wine cellar management services and boutique home bar design.

kiplingcorbiere@mac.com

SHAKER

RSVP: What service do you provide?

Shaker: Mobile bars and cocktails are our business. We pride ourselves on our long-lasting relationships based on three principles: trust, reliability and service. We also provide exhibition services and team-building events.

- How can organisers with varied budgets utilise your services?

Shaker's account managers listen to clients' needs and budget requirements, and we never compromise our service. One of our best events this year was for the launch of the Kylie Minogue swimwear range.

- What is your signature cocktail?

A well-made mojito is a Shaker trademark, but we can't go without mentioning Zack Foley's Pass the Dutchie. It has been our most popular cocktail recently.

- What's new to your service this year?

We have developed Tiki bars, funky Tiki mugs, Hawaiian shirts and Polynesian memorabilia for our beach-style parties.

www.shaker-uk.com

BAMBOO

RSVP: What service do you provide?

Bamboo: Bamboo provides everything from a single bartender to full cocktail service with the bar, back bar, drink design, equipment, ingredients, glass, ice, bartenders, floor staff and management.

- How can organisers with varied budgets utilise your services?

Be clear on what they want to achieve, give us a definite budget and we will do all we can to help achieve their goals. One of our best events was Moet & Chandon's masked ball, a tribute to photographer Nick Knight. Bamboo ran all service aspects, from logistics to floor staff.

- What is your signature cocktail?

A pomegranate martini with champagne granitee. The sweetness of the granitee brings out the gin's floral qualities.

- What's new to your service this year?

Molecular serves - bartenders producing complex serves integrated into dinner service. We are also doing more boutique at-home events, with entertainment.

www.ays.co.uk.


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