Our Story

A mobile bar for hire that screams different and unique. Chota Peg & Lime was born from a need for something more than just a great bar. Our aim is to bring you service and style in a way that only we can.

 

Rochelle Strooh, founder, creative director and entertainment extraordinaire has brought her skills in hospitality, along with experience from running one of the top mobile bar services in South Africa, right here to you in the UK. She is passionate about people, with this passion she brings to life and articulates the ideas in your mind adding spunk and zest to any event.

 

With a whole lot of precision, organizing, a pinch of fun and two dashes of wicked humor – we bring you Chota Peg & Lime.

The story behind the name

Where It All Began

Chota Peg & Lime’s name is derived from the history books, way back in the 1600s’. Picture a time when soldiers were issued tonic water to combat malaria, in colonial India. The quinine, which is a bitter crystalline compound present in cinchona bark, still used in tonic water today, is the ingredient which they found to cure the fevers presented from malaria.

Call them clever or call them drunks, they improved this bitter taste by adding fruit, sugar and gin. Instead of drinking the medicine routinely in the morning. They figured out a way to endure it during happy hour. When adding the gin, it was always in a small amount, the same size as a modern day shot – known back then as a Chota Peg.

The Lime part originates from around the same circumstances – being issued to sailors to prevent scurvy. Limes apparently has a lot of vitamin C! Again however, they are sour to the taste. Sailors are smarter still and combatted this by adding a little Peg of rum to their Lime portions.

A shot of Gin with Lime, a Gimlet or a “Chota Peg and Lime” as we like to call ourselves. Rich in history, and a little cheek, our name is a true reflection of the elitists we strive to be.

In the Spotlight

Company History

We have been going at this for years and here are some little known facts about our history.

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