Ahhh prosecco – the liquid gold that ignites any party. With its slight sweetness and fruity characteristics, it’s easy to see why Prosecco is one of the most popular wines available. And now there’s a fun, new way to enjoy our favourite bubbly in the form of a stylish mobile bar.
Let us introduce you to Casey Hurst – the brains, the boss babe and the beauty behind ‘Miss Fizz’, Geelong’s first mobile bar, dedicated entirely to Prosecco.
Firstly, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
My hospitality journey started as soon as I could start working behind the bar once I turned 18. I started off at Crown Casino and that’s where my passion began; I learnt all the basics and took advantage of all their training provided and met some lifelong friends along the way. Fast forward 11 years, I have moved around quite a bit including some interstate moves. I have dabbled in every aspect of the industry, Events and Styling is my passion as I’m creative and I find it super rewarding. I live in Brunswick with my cat Alley, I’m not a hipster but I do appreciate a good coffee! Lucky for me there is no shortage and there’s always a new cafe to check out. I have a full time corporate job in the city, I try to remain sane by practising yoga and meditation, I think it’s really important to take time out for yourself no matter how busy you are. Mental Health is a huge problem particularity in this industry so trying to keep that balance and have something to look forward to like a holiday is what keeps me motivated. Bali for my 30th with my best friend is next! My family is based in Drysdale and I have lived on the Bellarine for a big part of my life, I love how supportive everyone is and I have also tried to support local businesses along the way and collaborate as much as possible.
Why did you decide to start a Mobile Prosecco Bar?
I had a vision about four years ago that I wanted to open a mobile Caravan Bar as it was always a dream of mine to open a bar, however I had seen too many fail, and to me this was the safest and easiest option. This was before the whole Food Truck craze all came about and there weren’t a whole lot of caravan bars out there. I didn’t want to open Miss Fizz in Brisbane as I didn’t have the support network there that I do here, so I bought all my ideas home and started to bring my vision to life. It all happened so quickly once I set my mind to it and set some clear goals.
You are Geelong’s first mobile bar aimed directly at Prosecco, why did you decide to go with Prosecco and not a different alcohol?
I lived in Brisbane for a while, and during that time a lot of Caravan Bars popped up and I didn’t want to compete, so I decided to do something more niche. The idea came about from a Prosecco Van in the UK that I came across and I thought “hey, what a great idea!” I’m a huge Rosè fan, however I think it’s more seasonal and Prosecco is such a celebratory drink that everyone loves. Most of the caravan bars are the vintage style, I wanted to be different once again, so I got mine built from scratch and I am so happy with the quality and finished product.
What types of events are you aiming to cater for?
I’m aiming to cater to all events mainly on private property for weddings, bridal showers and gatherings of all types. For now, the minimum amount of guests is 20 on a two hour package which includes two hours of local 6Ft6 or Cat out of the bag Bottomless Prosecco at $50 per person. We also have some fun styling extras like Prosecco Towers and Prosecco Pong. We’re also hoping to expand on the styling and be able to hire out some fun bits and pieces.
How can people go about booking you for an event?
You can reach out to us via our website, Instagram or Facebook or you can email directly for a tailored quote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you decide what cocktails/drinks get chosen?
Miss Fizz has a full menu dedicated to the Spritz featuring all our favourite Australian Gins, and the classic Aperol and Pampelle Spritz. We have three Prosecco-based Cocktails on arrival to choose from if you want to get fancy and the option of a ‘Pimp your Prosecco’ Station. We are all about options and making your event fully customisable to reflect your own style and budget.
What is your favourite Prosecco based cocktail/drink?
I would like to offer Frosecco for next Summer, it would have to be my favourite Prosecco based cocktail, nothing beats an icy cold drink when it’s hot.
Written by Chloe Cicero