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Exploring Life & Business with Karmel’s Nectar & Liqueurs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Karmel’s Nectar & Liqueurs. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Karmels Nectar & Liqueurs is owned and operated by Sonovia Pryor and Carmen Smith. We are long-time friends and business partners, but more like sisters. Our journey as mixologists dates all the way back 10 years. Working as Starbucks baristas, attending mixology school, and working for a friend’s mobile bartending business is what the early stages of our mixology careers consisted of.

We later transitioned to working and managing local bars where we worked closely with the owners and learned the ins and outs of the bar business. Over the years, from intimate to corporate settings, mixing drinks and providing excellent customer service has been at the center of our professional world.

We officially launched Karmels Nectar & Liqueurs in 2017. After several entrepreneurial endeavors, we realized being behind the bar and connecting with people is our calling. We began working with local event planners in the Washington DC area and established a reputation through our ability to curate a tasteful and aesthetically pleasing bar experience for any occasion or theme.

Doing what we love combined with the freedom to be creative, is the core of the Karmels Nectar brand you see today.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Over the years the road has been pretty smooth. Our most recent challenge was the decline of in-person activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With fewer social gatherings and people spending more time in their homes, we quickly learned that our clientele needed and deserved new ways to experience all that we have to offer.

In addition to our mixology services, we developed a line of products that allows our clients to create the Karmels Nectar experience on their own, whether at home or on the go. Our Mixology Essentials product line currently consists of all things cocktail-related, from delicious recipes to presentation. We offer cocktail kits, ready-to-drink cocktails, syrups, garnishes, and cocktail sugars, which can all be customized to a client’s liking.

Since the launch of our product line in Fall of 2021 we have received a great response and we are looking forward to expanding the line even further.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Karmels Nectar & Liqueurs?
We specialize in themed events and offer fully customizable bartending services, products, and classes for all occasions. Our offerings are not limited to alcoholic beverages. We service events of all kinds and offer non-alcoholic options, including organic cold pressed juices. Our cocktail syrups, sugars and garnishes can also be used for cooking, baking, coffee, teas and much more.

As a one-stop-shop for all things in the world of mobile mixology, we take pride in providing exceptional quality and service. Aside from our education and experience, our passion and creativity are what sets us apart from other companies. We are most proud of the relationships we’ve built and the opportunities we’ve gained as a growing brand in the hospitality industry.

What are your plans for the future?
As the business continues to develop, our services and offerings will increase. This means we will soon be looking to expand our team by providing employment opportunities within our community.

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