XXI Martinis, a Columbus, Ohio-based beverage brand, launched quietly earlier this year and is shaking up the ready-to-serve cocktail segment. The brand, which launched with three ready-to-shake premium vodka martini flavors—Espresso, Chocolate, and Chocolate Peppermint—has started racking up awards and quickly expanding into new markets.
What started as a late night cocktail in Las Vegas turned into an award-winning, innovative product.
Created by two friends and martini enthusiasts, XXI Martinis was born when Columbus businessman Shannon Keeran walked into a Las Vegas lounge and sat down at the bar. He couldn’t have predicted that Angelo Bottley, the legendary head bartender, would become his favorite mixologist, his friend and later, his business partner.
“From the moment I tasted Angelo’s espresso martini, I knew I had to bottle it,” said Shannon Keeran, co-founder of XXI Martinis. “We launched in Ohio earlier this year and are blown away by the interest in and response to the brand. We’ve expanded into Nevada, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts this year and we aren’t slowing down in 2023.”
A craft martini in a bottle that’s easy as shake, pour, sip, XXI Martinis comes in three classic flavors perfect for holiday celebrations. Each decadent and creamy martini is made to be enjoyed on its own at 15% ABV (30 proof), but can also be added to coffee, blended with ice, served on the rocks, or over ice cream as an affogato.
“It’s the season for celebrating and XXI Martinis makes it easy to shake up an exceptional espresso martini at home so you can get back to what matters – enjoying time with family, friends, or some alone time,” added Keeran.