TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES NEVER TASTED SO GOOD

With companies slowly returning to the office and co-workers re-acclimating to shared spaces, there has never been a more crucial time to invest in team-building and company culture.

Sourced Craft Cocktails has a ton of educational programs and tasting menus for in-person, virtual, or hybrid working situations. If you want to reinvest in your company culture, show appreciation for your team's hard work, or rebuild the personal relationships that might have suffered during quarantine, we've got a team-building activity that's right for your business needs.

Sourced Craft Cocktail has a unique approach to delivering world-class cocktails to all types of corporate events, but after this past year, we recognize how important it is for companies to rebuild their cohesiveness. That's why we've come up with several team-building options for companies who are looking for entertaining ways to pull their teams together in a fun and delicious way.

 

4 TEAM-BUILDING EXPERIENCES YOU WON'T FORGET

From the Sourced Craft Cocktail team to yours, we've developed four entertaining and delicious team-builders that will make a cohesive bartender squad out of your team:

 

Shaken & Stirred

 

007 may have insisted on a shaken martini, but that's not always the answer for some drinks. That's why the name of our first team-builder includes both. If you're a fan of the show “Chopped” or similar competition reality shows, you need to try this one out. Your team will all learn the basics of cocktail mixology — sorry, but it takes years to get as good as the maestro who leads the class — and then they put their new skills to the test. It's competitive, but no one gets points for being a super-athlete or a brainiac. It's an equal playing field. The fun comes when everyone gets a taste of each other's drinks — in separate cups, of course. 


Agave Happy Hour

 

Turn your office space into a tequilaria as your team learns about one of the most popular spirits on the market: agave. Like whiskey, agave spirits comprise multiple interpretations: tequila, mezcal, and sotol. Your team is going to learn about how each one works in cocktails, and they'll go to work making some first-class agave-based drinks. 


Whiskies From Around the World

 

In one of the most famous quotes on the subject of whiskey, Abraham Lincoln said, “Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.” If he had been at this team-builder, he might not have had to ask. Well, the 16th President of the United States may not be able to attend this event, but you and your employees can. By the end of this tasting and cocktail mixing class, your group will not only be a tighter group, but you'll all know which bottle to get each other for the holidays. 


Bramble Bar

 

For those of you who don't trust a spirit that they cannot see through, we have the Bramble Bar: an exploration into clear beverages like gin, vodka, rum, and tequila. For some cocktails, a clear beverage is essential to achieve the correct taste and color. Your staff will learn to make a masterful cocktail using the taste pallets from various types and brands of clear liquors. We predict that you'll achieve both unity and deliciousness in the same instant.

Cocktails are the lifeblood of Sourced, and we can create a nearly endless array of bespoke drinks and corporate events, so if you'd like to try something different than you see here, please feel free to tell us. You can even suggest an original name for the event you create.

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Benefits of Choosing Sourced Craft Cocktails for Your Team-Builder

Sourced Craft Cocktail is a member of the communities we operate in. We partner with businesses to assist them with their summits, seminars, events, and fundraisers. We also recognize that communities are comprised of individual teams. The more your team bonds, the better your business performs. The better your business performs, the more our local economy improves. We want you to view our team-building events as tuneups for your group. Here are some of the benefits to Sourced team-builders that will keep you coming back.

  • We supply everything you need – You tell us how many people you have in your group and which event you'd like to host, and we'll do the rest. We will bring alcohol, mixers, garnishes, Sourced high-quality, branded reusable cups, plenty of jiggers for mixing, and ice. We just need able bodies to attend the class. 

  • We guide your team through the paces – Our professional mixologists love teaching what they know. You will have one of our bartenders leading the group. For larger groups, we may have an additional mixologist walking around and assisting. 

  • You control your event – We provide the structure for the event with regard to discussing the cocktails and showing your team how to prepare drinks. However, you're in charge of the team-builder messaging. If you would like to choose a moment to address the troops, we only ask that you let us know so that we can offer up the podium. 

  • No one left behind – Sourced Craft Cocktails focuses on fun and inclusion. No one is left out when we're mixing cocktails. The mixologists who host these events are trained to notice if someone falls out and will help get them back in the fold. This is still a low-pressure activity, but everyone will feel welcome and included. 

  • A Great Time – No matter how you look at it, you're ultimately a group of people who generally gets along attending a cocktail party. It's very difficult not to have fun with Sourced team-builders. Your workers will enjoy the process as much as they enjoy the drinks. 

Difference Between Source's Team-Building Event and Theirs

When it comes to promoting our team-building cocktail events, Sourced Craft Cocktails may have a slight advantage over other companies because we have booze. And even if they do have booze, it won't be Sourced Craft Cocktails. Joking aside, we think teams benefit from different experiences. We don't want you not to try other team-building events; we just want to make sure you don't skip ours. There are some key differences between Source's cocktail classes and other types of team-builders. Here are a few:

  • Sourced supplies everything you need to have a great time and a fun event. 

  • We have experience with team-builders. We can ensure that your team has a good time, but also works together. 

  • We apply a 100% inclusive approach, so shy people and introverts will be encouraged to mix with their peers. 

  • We're able to accommodate larger groups. Some types of events, like escape rooms, painting places, or driving ranges, limit the number of participants they can facilitate. 

  • Members can keep a reusable souvenir cup from the incident. 

  • We have four different options, so you can have us back for repeat events. 

  • Our team-building events can be done via Zoom, which is ideal for remote employees. We can even deliver them a cocktail kit if they live within our delivery zone.  

Again, we're not competing with other team-building events. There's plenty to go around. Just give us a shot for a one-of-a-kind team-builder.  

 

When Your Team Needs to Have an Event

This is a difficult time for businesses and employees. You might have team members that no longer come into the office or only work on a hybrid schedule. That means that everyone is getting less and less facetime with one another. A team-building event is just what you need. Here are some signs that you're overdue for a team-building event. 

  • Your employees seem to be getting on each other's nerves – With work comes pressures, and tensions can run high. Don't let minor squabbles turn into internal feuds. Get your team together for some bonding time. 

  • Your team is experiencing a creative slump – If your group requires creativity, the batteries have to occasionally be recharged. A team-building event can help with that. 

  • Too much Zoom and not enough face time – If your team is only meeting for zoom conferences, it might be time to bring them together. 

  • Your team deserves a reward – Team-building events are a break from work and an opportunity to have fun. When your team deserves a reward, give them a chance to make each other some cocktails. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Sourced and Team-Building

We're always here to answer questions for our corporate and consumer clients. If you don't see the answer to your question below, write us or give us a call. We're here to help. 

Can You Do Virtual Team-Building Events?

Because our signature team-building events involve so many different types of alcohol and mixers, it isn't practical to do them virtually. We can, however, host a virtual happy hour. This is similar to a team-building exercise, but the instruction surrounds one or two cocktails, depending on what you ordered. 

Which Industries Can Benefit From Team-Building Services?

Our team-building services are ideal for any company that primarily employs workers above the legal drinking age.

How Can We Try Your Cocktails Before Committing to a Team-Building or Corporate Event?

If you are fortunate enough to live in one of our numerous delivery areas, you can order Sourced Craft Cocktails to your home or office in one of three ways:

  1. Shop Today's Menu – We provide premium alcohol, custom mixers, garnishes, reusable cups, a jigger, and mixing instructions. 

  2. Shop ON TAP – You can choose either a small (15 drinks) or large (30 drinks) infusion growler. We will deliver the growler to your location and mix it right there. The cocktails will last for about a week if you want to share a few samples to get opinions or curry support. 

  3. Shop Build Your Own Kit – You choose a type of alcohol or brand — Ketel One Vodka, Johnnie Walker Black, Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum, etc. — and then select a cocktail recipe that appeals to your taste. We deliver the ingredients to make 6 to 12 cocktails along with cups, a jigger, and instructions. 

We're sure that once you try Sourced Craft Cocktails, you'll be inking your next team-building event on the counter the next day. 

How Do I Schedule a Sourced Craft Cocktail Team-Building Event?

First, make sure that your event will be hosted in an area that Sourced Craft Cocktail services. We are in a growing number of U.S. cities, so the chances are good. Next, choose from Shaken & Stirred, Agave Happy Hour, Whiskeys From Around the World, or Bramble Bar. If you have something else in mind, please call us to discuss it, but if you haven't tried one of these options, they're usually a tremendous hit. Next, contact us and let us know the date, time, location, and the number of employees you expect to attend. Then, let the countdown begin.

Does Sourced Host Other Types of Corporate Events?

Sourced is a cocktail catering service. In addition to our team-building activities for adults, we have several great options to help facilitate corporate events. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Virtual Happy Hours – Because we also have in-home delivery, we're able to drop kits to your employee's homes with everything they need for an online cocktail party. You'll all meet one of our trained mixologists on a Zoom channel to lead the party. Once you all mix your drinks, you can raise your glass in a virtual toast. 

  • In-Person Events – You don't need to have a team-building activity to have a party. If you're tired of trying to corral your crew for a happy hour at a bar, why not try an in-person cocktail party. We will bring everything, and you don't need to worry about an uninvited hanger-on adding drinks to your tab. 

  • The Parlor Club – This is the perfect corporate solution for any group that has a regular party or event that they need to host on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis. We will fill two large growlers (60 drinks) full of the cocktails that you request. All the attendees need to do is to put a glass under the tap and pull the lever. The drinks last for about seven days inside the infuser. 

Schedule Your Next Team-Building Event with Sourced

If you're interested in hosting a team-building activity for work that you want your co-workers talking about for months after, call Sourced Craft Cocktail. Our corporate event solutions promise new skills, delicious tastes, bonding, and fun. Call today.