Oliver Myles, event planners based in Berkhamsted, approached three Piece to make cocktails for a corporate event. Their client asked for a theme Jamaican themed party which would be host to games, regular bar and cocktail bar. Three Piece were asked to suggest some unique drink ideas to match the theme and stay within budget.
Keywords for the brief were fun, bright pink, lively, Jamaican, tiki vibe.
Three Piece and Oliver Myles arranged a quick meeting to discuss the drinks and brainstorm any little extras that the client may like. With a face to face meeting, both companies were able to finalise the service within an hour and action the next steps.
Three Piece took full responsibility of the drink ingredients, sourcing specialist products that were required. Moreover, the glassware, paper straws, ice, wooden cocktail bar, cocktail shakers and tropical themed uniform were provided by Three Piece.
The bar team turned up 2 hours early to setup the bar before the guests arrived, then left the setup ready to go. Returning in the middle of the party, the bartenders were ready to serve immediately and proceeded to make 160 cocktails in a 3 hour period - made to order.
The clear up took 30-45 minutes and the staff were careful not to interrupt the party or guests’ experience, taking the stock and equipment down the side gate 1 piece at a time.
Designed to look fun and ‘over the top’, in keeping with a tropical vibe, but staying well clear of paper umbrellas and plastic stirrers with pineapples! The drink had to be pink, so we used white spirits and hibiscus syrup for the colour, which is a flower native to the tropics.
Intended to be a potent drink focussed on banana notes, we used white rum for the body of the drinks and Wray & Nephew rum. The latter is a 63% ABV rum with a strong nose of banana so it worked perfectly to amplify the flavour and also pack a punch.
Very professional guys who really added to our corporate clients summer party. The party had a Jamaican theme so they provided us with themed cocktails in the client's corporate colours. Great job. - Melanie Langley
Everybody loved the drinks, but some of the guests thought that Jamaican Me Crazy was a little too sweet so we added more lime juice to balance the flavours. In future we would source a lychee puree and use soda to lower the calories and sugar content.