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DIY Wedding Idea: Homemade Cocktails on Tap for Your Guests

It is often personal details at a wedding that make it most unique and memorable, and DIY-ing them can not only save you money but also give you fun and exciting projects to work on leading up to the big day.

cocktails served in one of Shakers on Wheels event

 

Here are the things you need to think about when planning to organise the beverages yourself at home wedding: 

 

  • Demographic: Gender, age, jobs, etc … will determine spirits, flavours, ABV, colours, glassware to use … 
  • What to serve: Gather some thoughts from your family and friends, do a poll maybe? But most importantly, make sure you can make you picked without hassle and they taste great! 
  • How much stock to purchase: Very tricky! Depends on the above, but you know your friends and family’s consumption better than I do ☺
  • What tools needed: Keep it simple, jars with taps, ice scoop and something to stir should be everything you need on your wedding day. 
  • Batching: Definitely the way to go if you don’t want to hire bartenders for the day. 
  • DIY station: Works great for mimosa with different flavours for example. Can get a bit messy and may require a bit of maintenance. (Topping up different juices, ice, cleaning etc …)
  • Glassware: Depends on drinks. Keep in mind, ladies love coupettes and fancy glasses, gents are more rocks/short glass kinda)
  • Ice cubes: You’ll need a lot of ice! Cocktails are so much better when cold! Large ice cubes are the best when it comes to cocktails (slower dilution) but you’ll mould to make some.
  • Garnish: Because looks matter! Edible garnishes look amazing and are pretty cheap. Dehydrated citrus are easy to make from your oven and look great! Fresh fruit would do just fine as well. 
  • RSA: Drink responsibly ☺

 

cocktails served

Tips for Making Better Batched Cocktails To Go:

  • Try to avoid fizzy ingredients as they become flat and affect the quality of your drinks
  • Do not place ice in the jars!!!!!!! Your awesome cocktail will get watery very quickly!! Set up an ice bowl with a scoop where guests can help themselves. 
  • Keep something to stir by the jars as some of the cocktails may “split”. (some could sit at the bottom, some at the top)
  • Have a sign on the station naming the drinks
  • If using fresh juices fruit etc … be careful they don’t get warm as they may turn. 

 

If you are looking for something interesting to learn about, check out Shakers on Wheels’ masterclass on cocktail mixing. 

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Georgia CulibrkGeorgia Culibrk
07:27 19 Sep 23
Jordan and Julian provided the most professional services for my 40th birthday at home. The cocktails were delicious and everyone loved the atmosphere they created. Best decision have a mobile bar at home. Their set up and pack up was spotless. Thanks so much guys !
Rindi KettleRindi Kettle
09:58 18 Sep 23
Recently use Shakers on Wheels to help celebrate My husband’s birthday party, we had about 30guests and special thanks to Jordan for helping to create a good vibes and atmosphere that everyone enjoyed.Thank you very much.
Suresh De MelSuresh De Mel
07:30 11 Sep 23
Jordan and his team were amazing. The cocktails were delicious and it made the party even more memorable. I would highly recommend Shakers for any event.
Sarah BinnsSarah Binns
23:44 28 Aug 23
I arranged Shakers On Wheels for my 30th party at my home and I honestly can say it was the best decision I could have made! The cocktails were lux and delicious and worth every penny! The set up and service was outstanding and the guests and I loved it! If you're considering using this company for your next event I highly recommend. Jordan and the team were so easy to talk with, provide quotes and information and made the night a smooth process. Thank you so much and I'm still recovering from the hangover 🤣🥰
Beau DriscollBeau Driscoll
05:07 22 Aug 23
Jordan and his team were honestly the best.Helped with making the night of my wedding seemless and came in.If I ever have an event in the future, I will use Shakers on Wheels.Thank you Jordan
Alexane MongrevilleAlexane Mongreville
06:33 14 Aug 23
I worked with Jordan and Oliver for a Fragrances & Cocktails Masterclass on behalf of Libertine Parfumerie. We hosted this event at Myer, for our VIP customers.Oliver was perfect during the event, took care of 26 customers and made 6 different cocktails to match 6 fragrances.We planned the event with Jordan, who helped me a lot with the recipes for the cocktails and was very good at communicating.Thank you again for this successful event! I would recommend Shakers on Wheel to everyone :)
Michaela WalshMichaela Walsh
22:19 05 Feb 23
Fantastic company! Takes the stress out of any event. We had them for my sisters hens. All set up and pack down done by them. 3 amazing cocktails and unlimited for 3 hours. Beautiful garnishes. They have all there own glassware etc. friendly and professional staff, so reasonably priced also. HIGHLY recommend we will def use them again!
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