We are Ben & Maddie Richardson, the dreamers and creators of Cocktail Commons in Atlanta, GA.
This brand started on our living room couch while drinking well fashioned Old Fashioneds after a long day of work and finally getting our kids into bed. We found ourselves wondering how many people out there were doing the same thing that night, minus the good cocktails (God bless 'em) and thought... "well that just isn't right." So Cocktail Commons was born.
Whoever you are and however you got here, we're so thankful to welcome you to Cocktail Commons - where life is real (messy), connection is everything and the well-made cocktails never stop flowing.
Ben (cocktail mastermind) is a foodservice industry veteran. From bartending under the beloved and renowned Jerry Slater to launching bar programs at James Beard award nominated Staplehouse and Atlanta's beloved Likewise, Ben's passion, talent, expertise and sheer depth of knowledge in cocktail culture (and a slew of other random facts) is poured into every cocktail kit, experience and effort that comes from this Commons and we're all better because of it.
Maddie (product and marketing engine) is the co-founder of Atlanta's favorite digital marketing agency, Marketwake. After many years (and 4 kids) of waiting up for Ben to get home from the bar at 3am, she decided there had to be another way. With her passion for building and launching brands, she purchased cocktailcommos.com, told Ben she had a plan, and has never looked back.
Together, they have evolved the shop from selling curated vintage & modern glassware, to delivering homemade happy hours and now to providing Commoners everywhere the ability to make quality cocktails at home through cocktail kit memberships... What's next? You'll just have to stick around and see.