How to Choose A Mobile Bar Service

How to Choose A Mobile Bar Service

Planning a celebration can be an exciting yet overwhelming task. From choosing the venue to finalizing the guest list, there are numerous details to consider. One crucial aspect that can make or break your event is the mobile bar service you hire. With the popularity of mobile bars growing daily, it is important to know how to choose the right provider for your event and make sure you are hiring a professional. To ensure a successful and stress-free celebration, here are some key factors to look for when hiring a mobile bar service.

First and foremost, it is essential to ensure that the mobile bar service has proper insurance coverage. This not only protects you and your guests in case of any mishaps, but also demonstrates the professionalism and reliability of the service provider. Insurance provides peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy your event without worrying about any unforeseen incidents.

Another crucial aspect to consider is the expertise and certification of the bar staff. Professional staff certified in bartending ensures that your guests will receive top-notch service. They possess the necessary skills and knowledge to craft delicious cocktails and recommend the perfect wines for your celebration. Their expertise will elevate the overall experience for your guests, leaving a lasting impression.

When it comes to beverages, it is important to find a mobile bar service that knows how to calculate the perfect amount. Running out of drinks can be a major party foul, while overcharging for unnecessary items can put a dent in your budget. Experienced mobile bar services will have the expertise to estimate the right quantity of beverages, ensuring that you never run out while avoiding any unnecessary expenses.

To gauge the reliability and quality of a mobile bar service, it is crucial to consider their experience and reviews. Look for a service provider with a proven track record of successful events and satisfied clients. Online reviews and testimonials can provide valuable insights into their professionalism, service quality, and customer satisfaction. Stay aware of deceptive social media, a proven company will have many events for you to see, not just pretty pictures!

Professional booking procedures, including contracts, are another important aspect to consider. A reputable mobile bar service will have a clear and transparent booking process, ensuring that all terms and conditions are agreed upon in writing. This not only protects you but also demonstrates the professionalism and commitment of the service provider.

In conclusion, hiring a mobile bar service for your celebration requires careful consideration. Look for a service provider with insurance coverage, professional staff certified in bartending, and expertise in choosing the right wines and cocktails. Ensure they have experience, positive reviews, and professional booking procedures with contracts. By taking these factors into account, you can have peace of mind and enjoy your event without any worries, knowing that your mobile bar service will deliver an exceptional experience for you and your guests.

Blooming with Flavor: Using Flowers and Herbs in Cocktails (Or Mocktails)

Blooming with Flavor: Using Flowers and Herbs in Cocktails (Or Mocktails)

When it comes to creating refreshing and flavorful beverages, the possibilities are endless. One increasingly popular way to elevate your cocktails and add a touch of elegance is by incorporating flowers and herbs. Not only do they bring vibrant colors and beautiful aromas to your drinks, but they also infuse them with unique and delightful flavors. In this blog, we will explore the art of using flowers and herbs in cocktails and how they can transform your drinks into works of art.

Flowers have long been used in culinary and medicinal creations for their innate ability to tranform our senses with their delicate flavors, tantalizing aromas, and visual appeal. When it comes to cocktails (or mocktails), edible flowers can be used as garnishes or infused into syrups and infusions to add a subtle floral note. Some popular edible flowers include lavender, rose petals, hibiscus, violas, and elderflower. Lavender, for example, adds a calming and aromatic touch to beverages, while rose petals bring a romantic and fragrant essence. These flowers not only enhance the taste of your cocktails but also create a visually stunning presentation that will impress your guests.

Herbs, on the other hand, offer a wide range of flavors that can take your cocktails to the next level. From mint and basil, to thyme and rosemary, herbs bring freshness and complexity to your drinks. Mint, in particular, is a classic herb used in many cocktails, adding a cool and invigorating element to Mojitos and Mint Juleps. Basil, with it’s sweet and slightly peppery taste, pairs well with fruity cocktails, such as a Strawberry Basil Smash, while rosemary adds a savory and aromatic twist. By muddling herbs or using them as garnishes, you can infuse your cocktails with a burst of flavor that will leave your taste buds satisfied!

In addition to their flavors, flowers and herbs also offer a myriad of health benefits. Many flowers and herbs are known for their medicinal properties and can provie a natural boost to your creation. For example, chamomile and lavender are known for their calming effects, while hibiscus is rich in antioxidants. By incorporating these ingredients, you not only create a delicious beverage but also add a touch of wellness to your drink menu!

When using flowers and herbs, it is important to source them from reputable suppliers and ensure they are safe for consumption. Not all flowers and herbs are edible, and some may have been treated with chemicals. It is best to shop local and purchase them from local farmers or specialty stores. Or even better, grow them yourself using organic methods. Additionally, be mindful of any allergies your guests may have and provide alternative options if needed.

So remember, when you want to elevate your celebration, using flowers and herbs in your cocktails (or mocktails) is a wonderful way to add flavor, aroma, and visual appeal. Whether infusing syrups with lavender or garnishing with fresh herbs, these natural ingredients bring a unique and delightful twist. So the next time you are hosting a gathering, let Geaux Mobile Bar bring your menu to the next level. Cheers to a vibrant and flavorful bar experience!

Pricing: Mobile Bars vs. Food Trucks

Everyone is familiar with food trucks. From delicious tacos to amazing barbecue, and everything in between, we have been enjoying their fare at our homes, businesses, and festivals for many years. Mobile bars, however, are a fairly new trend sweeping the country. They go hand in hand, both helping to take all the fuss and stress out of planning and executing your event, as well as bringing charm and style. Although they are quite similar, there is a key difference that people should be aware of when looking to get a quote.

Let me first tell you how they are the same. When you hire a food truck you are getting personalized catering on location, with the kitchen, equipment, chef, and staff all brought to you, with the skills and experience necessary to prepare fabulously styled freshly cooked fare for you and your guests. When you hire a mobile bar, you are getting personalized cocktails, made on location, with the whole bar, equipment, bartender/mixologist, and staff all brought to you, with the skills and experience necessary to prepare fabulously styled freshly made cocktails for you and your guests.

Both bring the charm and style of their mobile units. Both are extremely convenient. Both set up and break down and leave you with very little clean up. Both add to the atmosphere of your celebration, impress guests and help create lasting memories.

When planning with a food truck caterer, you decide which foods you would like prepared and let them know how many guests you will be having, as well as the location and times of service for your event. They then calculate how much supply will be needed to properly serve your guests. Yep, you guessed it, replace food with cocktails, and it is the exact same when planning a mobile bar service.

Now to understand the key difference.

When hiring a food truck, one does not expect to pay at cost for the food. Just as in a brick and mortar restaurant, the food is upcharged, so that all actual business costs are covered, as well as creating a reasonable profit for the business owner. I mean, people aren’t in business to make money…said no one…ever. The business costs include the food, supplies, staff, time, skills, insurance, licensing, upkeep and equipment maintenance, rent/storage and more, that are all involved in running a business. Mobile business costs differ from brick and mortar, but they do have them. ALL businesses have this in common. But, back to my point, to put it simply, food trucks sell food.

On the contrary, most mobile bars DO NOT sell alcohol at private events. There is no profit made from it. Unless they have acquired a liquor license for the event, they are not allowed, under Louisiana law, to do so. So how do they stay in business you may ask? How do they cover their business costs and make a profit? They RENT the mobile trailer. This is the MAIN difference between a food truck and a mobile bar. Food trucks do not rent their trucks out, but within their price, as part of their business costs, is the convenience of coming to your location. Mobile bars do not sell alcohol, but price in the convenience and fabulousness of having one at your event by charging you to have it. And make no mistake, it saves you money.

Allow me to break it down for you. On average a 1L bottle of a popular call brand vodka is $26. A regular pour would serve 22 cocktails from this bottle. Adding in only a few dollars to cover the extra costs to make the cocktails, i.e. the mixer, ice, cup, straw, napkin, garnish, etc., that comes out to only $1.27 per drink. That is ACTUAL COST.

Now, for comparison purposes, let’s say that a mobile bar let’s you have the bar for FREE, but is allowed to sell you the alcohol. We will bring you our fabulous bar, NO CHARGE. You only pay for the drinks. The average retail price of a call brand cocktail is, say, $7. Of course, this varies greatly depending on where you live, and where you purchase it. Is it a local dive bar, the airport, or a five star hotel bar? That will make a BIG difference in price. One does pay for convenience, style, sophistication, and atmosphere! However, for our purposes, $7 it is. Now let’s do math. The extra costs are built into the drink price. Multiply $7 ( a pretty good price) by 22 drinks made from the same bottle. Your cost is now $154 per 1L bottle for the same 22 cocktails!

We can put this into a scenario. A party of 50 people for approximately 3 hours would, by standard industry calculations, require about 200 cocktails. This would use 9 1L bottles of alcohol. So, with the above pricing, it would cost you $1,386. This is the cost you would pay for the mobile bar, and the cocktails with call brand alcohol and basic mixers. On top of this, just as with a food truck, delivery, taxes, and staffing charges will be added.

Now, let’s go back to the idea that you don’t get the bar for “free” anymore. We will charge you to rent our bar, $499 for up to 4 hours, but you will pay “actual cost” for your alcohol. Taking into consideration the above, 50 people, 3 hours, with 200 cocktails, your cost would be $751! That is a $635 dollar savings!

So when you see that rental cost on your Geaux Mobile Bar quote, understand , not only are you getting an amazingly unique, cute, and stylish bar for your event, you are being smart with your money!

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Reasons to Rent a Geaux Mobile Bar!

Reasons to Rent a Geaux Mobile Bar!

In Louisiana a Mobile Bar can be used for any reason in any season! We are famous around the country for our “Go Cups” and the fact that we are a state that likes to party cannot be denied! We live out LOUD here and adding flair is second nature to us in the South. What better way to do that than to have your very own Champagne Bar or Horse Trailer Bar to go? Or should I say to “Geaux”! Keep reading to see the many obvious, and not so obvious, reasons to have one of our bars in your life!

Ok, we will start with the most obvious! Weddings, Bachelorette Parties, and Engagement Parties are including Mobile Bars all over the country now. It is one of the best ways to make your event unforgettable to your guests!

Birthdays and Anniversary Parties…especially the BIG ones: 21,30,40,50,60/5,10,15,20,25….and so on! You get the idea! Plus…. EVERY YEAR IN BETWEEN! I mean we don’t need an excuse to party, buuut, Birthdays are a good one! (Mocktail Bars are GREAT for your minis as well!! Rock your daughter’s Sweet Sixteen!)

Secretaries Day for a large office…Women don’t just like Sparkly Jewelry…we like Sparkly Libations too!

Store or Business Promotions…what beats a tent sale in class and attraction…..a Free glass of Champagne or Wine with their purchase! Talk about Customer Appreciation!

Wineries, Craft Beer, Homemade Moonshine? Use Us! You can put your own signage and decorations on the Bar and shamelessly self promote your EXCELLENT Product!

Realtors…..Do you want to make your Open House a REAL SUCCESS? Let us set up a Mimosa Bar on a Sunday or Humpday Cocktail Cart! People are drawn towards free alcohol…I mean, this is Louisiana after all!

Pool Party, Barbecue, Crawfish Boil…Wow neighbors and friends with your own Fabulous Bar! We will drop it off and Pick it up…what you do in between is totally up to you!

New Years Eve, Christmas, Hanukkah, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Easter, Valentines, ….I’m just going off the top of my head here…..but ANY HOLIDAY is a good time to celebrate!

I could go on….

Ok, I will!

Fundraisers! There are many creative ways to help raise $$ for your special cause!

Farmers Markets and Festivals…add your own signage and use our Trailer to sell your product!

Baby Showers- Gender Reveal Parties- Divorce Parties…..We can celebrate ANYTHING!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s GEAUX!!