Make-Your-Own-Cocktail Bars at Weddings Now a Thing

When it comes to weddings, it can seem like there is nothing new under the sun. Mashed potato bar where you fill up martini glasses with cheddar, chives, and bacon bits? Ethiopian food buffet complemented by buckets of injera on each table, thoroughly confusing the elderly Jewish guests? Karaoke? A Simpsons theme? Done and done (and I mean done). If you can’t provide your guests with an original experience, though, at least you can let them have fun — like by mixing their own drinks!

“We started seeing the mimosa bar concept popping up and decided to create one for a workshop we participated in with juices and fruits that perfectly compliment our wine,” said Megan Robinson, Art Director + Product Development for ONEHOPE Wine. “The image taken at that event became the number one pinned mimosa bar on Pinterest, with questions from countless users from how to purchase one to advice on creating their own.”

So the company decided to create a product that would streamline the process. Since launching the package last month, the ONEHOPE Mimosa Bar has become the company’s best selling gift/hosting item online, said Robinson. A set including 6 bottles of ONEHOPE Brut Sparkling, 5 carafes, 4 fruit bowls, 1 muddler, 1 muddling tray, straws, carafe tags and fruit cards is currently being sold for $179.

Pro: Save on the costs of a bartender. Con: Kids could sneak drinks and also not know how to “muddle” them properly. I guess it’s a toss up. When faced with a bar, kids, remember, pace yourselves. Jen Doll advises one drink of water per every self-mixed mimosa.

The wedding I went to this weekend in Austin, TX, did not have a Make Your Own Cocktail Bar. It did however provide guests with beer brewed at home by the groom. There’s nothing like getting drunk on the joy of others.

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6 Comments / Post A Comment

Heather F G (#6,074)

I’ve gone to lots of REALLY FUN events with mix-your-own-cocktail bars. They’re called Every Frat Party Ever.

Fig. 1 (#632)

In Canada I’m reasonably sure this would violate the liquor license. Heck, for my wedding, the hall I rented you could only get a cost-recovery permit (no free liquor).

garli (#4,150)

Make your own mimosa isn’t really the same as make your own cocktail. Hard liquor would make it way more dangerous.

Beans (#1,111)

“the number one pinned mimosa bar on Pinterest.” so there are… many other pictures of mimosa bars on there? oy vey

@Beans This is exactly what I came here to say! PR people are truly in their own manufactured worlds.

sea ermine (#122)

“A set including 6 bottles of ONEHOPE Brut Sparkling, 5 carafes, 4 fruit bowls, 1 muddler, 1 muddling tray, straws, carafe tags and fruit cards is currently being sold for $179.”

I do this at parties except I just buy a couple bottles of $15 prosecco and a few jugs of tropicana and pass out some plastic cups.

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