Spirited Hive: Premium Ready-To-Drink Cocktails Launches

Spirited Hive, a new line of ready-to-drink craft cocktails made with quality spirits, all-natural ingredients and organic honey, has launched. Retail locations in Nashville and New York City are the first to carry the line, and also available at www.spiritedhive.com


Spirited Hive canned cocktails (Christy Hinko)

Founder Jack Espy created Spirited Hive while at grad school at New York University during the pandemic, after many late nights spent making cocktails for friends. Always left with a mess, Espy jokingly told his friends that he should can his cocktails, so he wouldn’t have to deal with the cleanup.

When pressed about which cocktail he would can, he named his favorite: a Moscow Mule, made with mint and honey. Little did he know, Moscow Mules aren’t typically made with honey, but this happy accident sparked the inspiration for Spirited Hive. The 100 percent certified organic wildflower honey in every can is sourced from Lancaster, PA. 


“Spirited Hive is a drink that brings the whole hive together, making it even sweeter with a little bit of honey,” said Espy. “I switched career paths from what was going to be a more corporate lifestyle to something that I was passionate about. Quarantine really changed my life and set me on a new course. I went from working in real estate finance to creating my own cocktail company; talk about a 180!” 


Spirited Hive Cocktails (SRP $16.99/4-pack retail and $18.99 online with free shipping on first order) come in three unique flavor combinations: 


Bourbon Whiskey Infused with Rosemary, Lemon & Honey  7% ABV

Spirited Hive uses real bourbon sourced from Green River Distilling Co. in Owensboro, Kentucky, an iconic distillery dating back to the late 1800s, with 100 percent all-natural ingredients.


Spirited Hive Tequila (Christy Hinko)

Tequila Infused with Ginger, Lime & Honey  7% ABV

Made using a Blanco tequila sourced from Jalisco, Mexico, home to Casamigos. Other ingredients include filtered water, organic wildflower honey, natural and organic flavors, lime juice concentrate, and organic ginger juice. 


Vodka Infused with Cranberry, Lime & Honey 7% ABV

Spirited Hive’s six-times distilled corn vodka comes from St. Louis, Missouri, and follows the same distilling process as Tito’s Handmade Vodka to deliver the smooth taste that everyone loves. 


About Spirited Hive Cocktails

Spirited Hive is a new line of three premium ready-to-drink craft cocktails made with high quality spirits. The initial launch will include a bourbon, tequila and vodka cocktail, each infused with all-natural ingredients and organic honey. Spirited Hive is the brainchild of Espy, who found himself in grad school at New York University during a global pandemic, making cocktails for his “hive.” The line will be available in Nashville and other select markets, as well as online at www.spiritedhive.com . Follow Spirited Hive at @spiritedhive.

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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