That Special Touch to Taste…

Every event is special, but what makes it even more special AND tasty?

Customized signature drinks that are crafted in accordance with the event hosts flavor profiles in mind are becoming increasingly popular. We sit down with you, find out what you like and what you don’t like and we create a drink together to serve to your guests at your event. It’s just a little something to add another personal touch to your already amazing soiree. This is especially popular at rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and post wedding brunch events. The bride and groom usually have their own drinks, often referred to as “The Dashing Groom” and “The Blushing Bride”, and guests love it!IMG_2611

These signature drinks aren’t difficult like one might think. We still try to keep things a little simple so that we are still able to keep costs down. The custom drinks are usually what everyone wants first, which can really save the hosts on the cost of additional beer and wine.

We are almost always able to make these in large batches depending on the drinks being made, which helps to keep lines down. Sangria is a popular one as well as different types of punch drinks. At brunch events we find ourselves making customized champagne drinks, while at the golden hour of a wedding reception we are serving up delicious and light melon sangrias at sunset. Some event hosts like to keep it simple with the ever so popular rum and coke or a vodka cranberry. Just because the ingredients are basic, doesn’t mean it can’t have a fun name. One can also customize a drink with the colors of your event. The possibilities are endless.


If you are thinking of having customized signature drinks at your next event, ask your bar professional any questions that you may have. If you haven’t yet hired a professional, then contact Katalyst Bar Services in Temecula Valley California. We are a licensed and insured business and we are here to make sure your event is of the highest standard.

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Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

While we all want to save a buck here and there, cheaper isn’t always better or smarter in our quest for savings. This is especially true when hiring the bar service company or food caterer for your party/event. Making sure there is responsible service of alcohol and keeping your guests safe should be a top priority at your upcoming event.

There are many bartenders out there that will not cut a guest off when they have had too much to drink because they want that potential tip. It’s greedy, selfish, and could end up in a disaster. Make sure the bar service you choose is willing to put you and your guests safety first.

Although you haven’t finished planning, your event is in the works, and you know you want to throw a great one with the bottles poppin’ and booze flowin’. For your event to be a great one, you need to hire an event bartender to bring the party to life! There are many bartenders out there that will say they can bartend your event, but are they the safest bet is the question.

Is the bar service a licensed business or are they operating unlawfully? Many venues will not take the risk of having an unlicensed business providing a paid service on their property. That is a liability for them, so your best bet would be to hire a bar service that is a licensed business with liability insurance in the first place. There is nothing worse then finding out your “bartender” is working your event illegally as an unlawful business.

Now that you have chosen a law abiding business to bartend at your event there is something any reputable company will have, and that is insurance. If you are hiring a bar service to bartend at your event they will be a little more costly, but worth it because they will carry liquor liability and general liability insurance. While it may be tempting to have someone do the work for half as much, you’re opening yourself and said bartender up to one huge lawsuit if something were to occur due to alcohol. At Katalyst Bar Services, we carry both liquor liability and general liability to cover you and ourselves.

When you have a vision for your event we will make sure that vision becomes a reality. We do not send robots to your event that will bring the mood down, we only staff a bartender or bartenders that add pep and fun to the night. If you have ever had a horrible bartender, you know exactly how important this is. All great event bartenders add something extra. We will customize everything to your taste, right down to the clothes we wear. We get the job done right while keeping the party going and your guests engaged.

Sometimes you want only one bartender because you don’t want to pay the extra costs of two or three bartenders. This is understandable, but it isn’t very realistic. The rule of thumb is one bartender per 50 guests, but there are a couple exceptions. First, if there is only beer and wine being served, a professional high volume bartender would be able to tend a party of 100 guests with no problem. If there are mixed drinks being made, two bartenders are suggested because it will keep guest lines down and the bartenders will be able to keep their eyes on everyone to make sure everyone is drinking responsibly. Second, maybe more than half of these guests don’t even drink, then you would definitely be fine with one bartender per 100 guests. Everything needs to be taken into account when booking a bar service.

Just remember that cheaper isn’t always better. You get what you pay for and it may not be worth the risk. Lack of insurance, knowledge, and financial security can spell disaster for an unsuspecting host/hostess. Let us help you with your next event. We are a licensed and insured business that provides ABC LEAD certified bartenders.

It’s great to get a deal! We’ll give you a great deal and outstanding service!

A New Temecula Bartending Service

After years of bartending in the Temecula-Murrieta area, I decided to start my own traveling bar service. This decision did not come easy because I know with business ownership comes more responsibility. I have done many different events before, but under the name of various restaurants that I have worked for. I have unfortunately turned work down as well, because I didn’t carry the basics such as liability insurance and a business license. Well I am happy to announce that all of that has changed.

I have started Katalyst Bar Services and I plan to deliver extraordinary customer service to those who choose us as their bar staff. Those who throw a party, hold an event or tie the knot don’t need to worry themselves with details concerning the bar when we can do it for them. It’s always fun to throw a good party but if you’ve ever done it before you know how much work goes into logistics, planning, and how much frustration this can produce. Quite a few people in and around the Temecula area use a bar service instead of doing it themselves. This is especially true due to the fact that we are a wedding destination for so many. Katalyst services cities in Southern California up to 50 miles away from Temecula.

Maybe getting everything together is something you like to do, and nobody is going to stop you. Is coming up with new drink ideas your thing? By all means make some cocktails, the outcome could be great! If you haven’t the time or patience then maybe consider Katalyst Bar Services for the job.

Just a few reasons to hire a bar service:

  • No Stress: The host can enjoy the party instead of running around worried about every detail like ice or cups.
  • Responsible Service: Our experienced bartenders know how to spot someone who shouldn’t drink anymore. We always have a guests best interest at heart.
  • Mingling at the Mixer: If you as the host are the only one serving drinks, how will you spend time with your guests? That’s no fun. We will make all the drinks so you can spend time with your guests.
  • Signature Cocktails and Special Menu: No matter the occasion, you can customize your experience better when a professional is leading the way.
  • Set up/Clean up/And Everything In Between: We are incredible at serving drinks, but we are even better at keeping a clean area as well as cleaning up after ourselves. The last thing, as a host, you’ll want to do is clean up the bar area. Our bar staff will do that for you.

We may or may not be the service for you, but if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me, Kathleen, direct via email at I will be happy to answer all of your questions. We look forward to working with you in the future. Please drink responsibly.