“I would have drinks at my house after work with my sister and my friends, because getting off of work at 5 and trying to find a happy hour when I live way out in Timbuktu (Forney) was kind of hard," Hunter says. "And I love a good cocktail. So I literally started throwing stuff together at the house.”
“The first name that I came up with was Lavish Libations,” Hunter says. “I was obsessed with the word libations and I have a thing for alliteration. But I felt that was a mouthful, especially if you’re drinking. That’s too much to try to say or remember. I thought about the way my drinks are and the fact that they are potent and I just came up with Potent Pours.”
Hunter wants her mobile mixology business to stand out from other home bartending services.
“We don’t just show up with liquor and an array of mixers and just pour rum and Cokes,” Hunter says. “It’s really craft cocktails.”
Really pretty and well-garnished craft cocktails, we might add. And Hunter is adamant about putting just as much emphasis on quality as she does creativity.
“I use real, natural ingredients,” Hunter says. “I don’t use pre-made mixers and things like that. And you can taste the difference.”
After two years, a Black Restaurant Week award and many events and collaborations under her belt, it’s easy to see why Hunter has a glass half-full outlook on the future of her blossoming business.
“There’s a lot more that I’m working on with Potent Pours aside from me coming to your event making drinks or hosting a workshop for you,” Hunter says. ‘There’s an array of things I want to include under the umbrella of the brand.”