Brand Stories: WithCo

Have you ever been overwhelmed at the idea of hosting a cocktail party? Let’s face it – we expect high quality cocktails but at what cost? I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of hosting is the people and the conversations – not hand mixing each individual drink. Insert WithCo Cocktails, the perfect solution to all of our hosting challenges. You can literally mix up 20 restaurant quality cocktails in 5 minutes – let us tell you how.

“Each bottle is a batched cocktail mix handmade in Nashville using only fresh, flavorful ingredients and WithCo has done all the prep work for you – the measuring, muddling, straining, and chopping. All you have to do is add ice, a splash of your favorite liquor and give it a stir.”

Josh Ellis

A little background on how it all began – back in 2015, owner, Josh Ellis’s good friend Bradley Ryan found himself in a bit of a pickle – he would have to miss his buddy, Josh’s, big birthday party. With many years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Bradley came up with a solution. He decided to gift Josh pre-made cocktail mixes as well as a self-serve bar equipped with three different drink stations. Not only did this concoction make Josh’s life much easier as a host, but the cocktails themselves hit a home run. His friends couldn’t stop talking about how amazing the cocktails were!

This happy accident turned into a light bulb moment – what if they could offer cocktail mixes made with all-natural, garden-to-grass ingredients, where all anyone had to do was add a little personal touch – their liquor of choice (or even soda for a little mocktail moment)? After two years of continuous trial and error, they created 8 mixes with a shelf-life of one year and 35 different cocktail variations, all without any additives, chemicals, or preservatives. Launching in 2017, WithCo’s pre-made cocktail mixes were officially on the market.

Around the same time that Alexis + Bolt was opening its doors, I was also starting my search for me and my fiance’s first home in Nashville. Josh at the time was our real estate agent, and we became fast friends as we both share a love for curating experiences and bringing people together.

“WithCo stands for ‘With Company’ and we believe in using cocktails to build community.”

Josh Ellis

We were honored to be the first store to carry the WithCo products and since then, WithCo has had incredible success – growing in both Nashville and beyond! Not only are they one of Amazon’s top-selling cocktail mixes, but WithCo has developed a 6,000 square foot facility in Nashville and just last week became the official cocktail of Nissan Stadium, serving titans fans and concert goers.

I can’t wait for you to try these amazing cocktails. I know you’ll love them as much as we do. Cheers!