Each cocktail is mixed just a stone’s throw from the sea using premium spirits and high quality ingredients. We’re pleased to say that since their creation, they've received several awards as well as plenty of positive press coverage and five star reviews. We might be biased but we really do believe they are some of the best bottled cocktails out there. We’ve sent our cocktails all over the UK… to be enjoyed at home; delivered as gifts; served at parties and events as well as poured in a matter of seconds at pubs and restaurants around the country.
SO WHO IS THE BAR BUOY?
After several years of being both behind and in front of bars around the world, our founder Tim Ball has learnt a thing of two about how to make a good drink.
So when the world pressed pause in 2020, Tim dreamt up Bar Buoy Cocktails on the beach in Devon along with his wife and business partner Ria. With a taste for well-made drinks and a thirst for the perfect sized pre mixed sundowner, Tim created a range of handcrafted, premium, cocktails to be enjoyed at home, sent as gifts or served in bars.
The main aim has been to put some smiles back on faces and we do this by producing exceptionally high standard cocktails whilst making sure our business doesn’t have a negative impact on the thing we love the most; the sea.
THE MARGARITA STORY
On 1st January 2020 Tim’s new years resolution was to make the perfect Margarita. Little did he know that three months later the world would be in lockdown and his global events business would be stopped in its tracks for over a year. So with a bit more time on his hands and a willing taste taster wife by his side, Tim set about perfecting his recipe. Later that year the sun came out and before he knew it he was back on the beach meeting friends with a flask full of his carefully crafted Margarita tucked in his rucksack. The feedback was unanimously good and within three months Bar Buoy Cocktails was created with the Margarita sitting firmly at the top of the menu.
Since that moment it has become our signature cocktail and the one that’s turned the most taste buds. In 2021 it was awarded Gold in the Taste of the West awards as well as a 3-Star Great Taste Award.