A cold drink on a hot day
Imagine a hot day in your garden with friends – and a delicious, icy mojito appears in your hand. No pounding mint leaves, no sticky mess, minimal waste. This is the idea behind Pocket Cocktails, a Viennese success story. Entrepreneur Kristian Teofilovic saw a need and went all in with his patented brand, offering high-quality cocktails that look great, taste great and are sustainably designed.
Kristian Teofilovic made use our Business Support department’s consulting services, helping him further develop his business idea.
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The origin of a good idea
After 22 years in the business, Kristian Teofilovic was ready to turn his back on upscale gastronomy. The founder of family-owned "KIKO & SON" was truly at a crossroads – he wanted to give up his profession, retrain. He was simply too frustrated with the fact that quality was becoming less and less important in the industry. Much to the chagrin of his son Damjan: the ten-year-old had always followed his father's activities with pride and enthusiasm. Damjan did everything he could to prevent his father from giving up. And in the end, he convinced his dad not only to create the first fully-equipped cocktail wagon, but also to give the drinks themselves a boost. "At first, we thought the idea of serving cocktails in sacks was a funny childhood idea of our son's," Kristian recalls.
What are the next steps?
In the fall, Pocket Cocktails will open a manufactory with an adjacent pick-up store in Vienna where future customers can pick up their custom drinks to go. Since 2021, the company has expanded its delivery service to the whole of Vienna (free of charge for orders over 65 euros, with Vienna region deliveries on request). They are continuously expanding their huge online cocktail selection.
Pocket Cocktails is planning partnerships with established delivery services. In 2019, Pocket Cocktails® toured various music festivals and events as a pop-up bar, earning high praise for a high-flying idea: freshly made premium cocktails to enjoy with unprecedented ease. Wherever you want. Whenever you want.
Airlines have also shown interest in offering these fancy drinks to their passengers. But logistically, this would require opening branches in other cities with strategic partners and trustworthy investors. A healthy natural growth is important to Teofilovic, who is focusing on strengthening their base in Vienna first.
Which cocktail is THE summer cocktail par excellence?
The fruity Mango Daiquiri has clearly emerged as the favorite, probably due to its exotic flavour and association with vacation. Handy party packages for private birthday parties or barbecues are also a hit. Parents can score points with the non-alcoholic varieties specially created by the junior inventor: the KIDS Party Package.
More information on the website https://www.pocket-cocktails.com
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