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.