About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Experience

Based out of Pittsburgh, PA, Derivative Mixology offers bar and beverage services for small and large events in Pennsylvania and beyond. As a seasoned mixologist with a passion for creating distinctive handcrafted cocktails, owner Derek James knows what it takes to deliver an unforgettable beverage experience. He and his dedicated team of exceptional bartenders will work diligently to ensure that all of you celebrate your special events with your favorite drink in hand. 

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Originally from Southern California, Derek moved to Pittsburgh to develop and perfect his stellar bartending techniques. He boasts years of experience in the industry, having worked with several award-winning chefs. An expert in making cocktails, he aims to make sure he elevates your experience and exceeds your expectations.

Whether you plan on hosting an intimate or large-scale occasion, Derivative Mixology has the skill to realize your needs. Available services consist of spirit pick-up & delivery, custom cocktails, menu design and of course, bartending. From classic to contemporary options, Derek and the team can make all manner of cocktail types. They are adept at using ingredients like infused syrups, fresh-pressed citrus, tinctures/bitters, and much more.

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