Give your mom some love this Mothers Day!


For all the multi-tasking Moms out there (who isn’t?), our 32 oz. Cocktail Cherries are the perfect gift this Mothers Day. Each jar holds (apprx.) 300 cherries and equips her for any cheese pairing, dessert topping, cocktail making scenario that comes her way.  Each jar of these ruby beauties is made by hand with love.

Boom! Check this off your list! Wow, doesn’t it feel good…to make your mom so happy?



2 oz Evan Williams Single Barrel 
4 Mess Hall Cocktail Cherries
.25 oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Muddle Mess Hall cherries in a mixing glass. Add bitters, Allspice Dram and Bourbon. Stir over ice and strain into a coupe glass. Recipe courtesy of the amazing Susie Hoyt, Beverage Director at Silver Dollar & El Camino in Louisville.

1% for the Planet

Here at Mess Hall we love the outdoors as much as we love a great cocktail. The environment gives us happiness, wellness and adventure and that is why we wanted to build a business that gives back. Check out the video below to get a better sense of what 1% for the Planet is all about.

Who are we?

Mess Hall Cocktail Co. brings the spirit of true craftsmanship to classic cocktails everywhere. Made in the USA, field tested since 2011.

Who are we?
We are Marianne and Hans Sundquist. We have spent most of the last ten years in Chicago, Marianne working as a chef and Hans as an artist and designer. A few years ago we started wondering why it was hard to find amazing cocktail cherries made in the USA when we were smack dab in the middle of cherry country. We bought a basket of tart balaton cherries from one of our farmer friends and made a small batch for fun. Soon, we found ourselves selling our Cocktail Cherries at local markets and before long mixologists began ordering them by the case for their bar programs. As we delved deeper into the cherry world, we fell in love with the cherry orchards themselves.  We are in awe of the farmers working tirelessly to produce incredible cherries and we’re honored to make a product that is supporting the growth of Midwestern farms.