5/25/2021 0 Comments
Excerpted from an online article by Maggie Heyn Richardson, originally published on 225batonrouge.com on May 25, 2021 Read Read entire article here
Over the last few years, mobile bar carts have become popular in outdoor weddings and parties around the country, and the Capital Region is no exception.
Sweetbay Botanical’s custom cart, nicknamed Maggie, has four taps. Owner Molly McWhorter serves infusions to make your drink more interesting. Also in greater Baton Rouge is Sweetbay Botanical Company, a bar and beverage cart that doubles as a flower wagon.
It was launched by Molly McWhorter, a marketing professional who also has a retail florist license. McWhorter taught flower arranging classes with cocktails through her previous business Bubbles and Blooms, and she liked the idea of combining the two interests on a mobile cart. Flowers add to the cart’s aesthetics and they provide a theme for her cocktail style. She makes simple syrup infusions, called Botanical Bombs, which party guests can add to their drinks. Flavors include lemon rose, lime mint and pineapple lavender. “I really try to keep everything eco-friendly, and stick with local and organic as much as possible,” McWhorter says.
McWhorter just began renting her cart this year, a custom-made trailer nicknamed Maggie for the sweetbay magnolia tree, for which the company is named. It includes four taps and is decorated with changing designs of plants and flowers.
Botanical bombs in flavors like pineapple lavender and lime mint add an extra boost to beer, cocktails and lemonade.
Beverage carts like Sweetbay Botanical are rented for events. Guests can serve themselves.
McWhorter also holds flower pop-ups from her trailer, including one selling fresh peonies at the Hope Shop later this month. For more information, visit Sweetbay Botanical.