This year I turned 51, and in drink years that makes me 33 years young! I have always worked with drink, whether in pubs, bars, restaurants or the theatre industry. Drink brings people together and my job is to make that experience memorable and pleasurable.
So, at 49 year old I launched Cocktail In A Bottle. My aim was to simply help bars & restaurants that didn't sell cocktails to embrace the culture and incorporate my pre-mixed cocktails into their drinks offering. I did this through menu development and staff training. It felt good to help venues deliver quality cocktails to their customers quickly & consistently. Then a virus came along and the drinks industry changed forever.
I love educating people about cocktails, so I'd always be running master classes in how to mix a perfect Martini, or create a vintage rum punch. So Cocktail In A Bottle became a consumer led business all of a sudden. My job was now to create drinks for people to enjoy at home, and with that, to help my customers appreciate what's in the bottle.
So, my journey now continues with me developing relationships directly with the drinker, as well as with the venue.
It's important you know that I do this job out of love and joy. Nothing pleases me more than to share what I love with my customers. Does that make a difference? Yes, my customers seem to think so.
Cocktail In A Bottle is about what I do to make a drink in a bottle taste like something worth paying for. So no short cuts for me. No compromises. There's always a reason why I create a drink. And when I do, it has to use the best spirits and the best natural ingredients, and it has to be made by me, by hand, fresh to order.
Who wants a drink?
Listen to a recent Podcast about Cocktail In A Bottle here on Spotify;
Cocktail in a Bottle