an entrepreneur and an artist walk into a bar ...

No joke – it happened.

That’s where they met Mikey. The rest, as they say, is history.

A DESIRE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

WHY BLEND IN WHEN YOU CAN STAND OUT ...

Steve Cooper, Alan Walsh and Mikey Enright - the drinks entrepreneur, the artist and the award-winning bar owner in Sydney - brought all their skills to the table to set up The Artisan Drinks Company, creating a vibrant and exciting drinks brand with standout appeal. All three had one thing in common, a desire to do things differently. This led to the Artisan ethos of “Why blend in when you can stand out…”

For us, the growth in interest in craft spirits stimulated our imaginations - what if we could produce the perfect range of mixers that would complement the spirit, add an exciting dimension to cocktails and can also be equally delicious on their own?
Mikey Enright pouring a cocktail

THE ART OF MIXING

We’re proud of the fact we’ve taken our idea from concept to creation, resulting in our ever-growing range of Artisan Drinks. Made with 100% natural ingredients and offering unique flavour combinations, Mikey has developed a range that truly complement craft spirits rather than drowning them in sugar or artificial ingredients. We start with the spirit in mind, carefully crafting our range to ensure we partner beautifully. 

When this is combined with Al’s outstanding illustrations, each with their own story of where the art was created, you can see the artisan spirit behind this very different type of mixer drink! We want to ensure we stay true to our ethos and our range certainly does that!

Alan Walsh with his artwork

OUR ETHOS

Artisan celebrates uniqueness. This is represented in our colours, our flavours and our team, as well as in supporting and celebrating all art forms, including art students. Without those who dare to think outside the box, you wouldn’t see the innovation or exciting developments you see in the Arts.

And this is what we bring to the world of drinks – An artisanal view. Join us in taking that first step into unchartered waters.

  • Steve Cooper

    FOUNDER, BRAND CREATOR, ENTREPRENEUR

  • Alan Walsh

    Alan Walsh

    ARTIST, VISIONARY, STYLE ICON

  • Mikey Enright

    Mikey Enright

    TOP BARTENDER, AWARD WINNER, INFLUENCER

  • Berlinda Moman

    MARKETER, BRAND BUILDER, YOGA FANATIC

  • Gareth Mozley

    Gareth Mozley

    BUSINESS EXPERT, PARTNERSHIP CREATOR, SAND RUNNER

  • Mike Andrews

    Mike Andrews

    FINANCIER, LEGISLATOR, ABACUS USER

  • Rosie Sherrington

    Holly Harwood

    CONTENT CREATOR, GIN MAKER, WILD SEA SWIMMER

  • Carl Woodmansee

    Carl Woodmansee

    EXPORT, NETWORKER, RUGBY ENTHUSIAST

  • Max Lloyd

    Max Lloyd

    ON-TRADE DIRECTOR, WINE EXPERT, PADDLE BOARDER

  • Gavin Benton

    Gavin Benton

    NORTH ON-TRADE, COCKTAIL CREATOR, FOODIE

  • Jon Hart

    Jon Hart

    LONDON ON-TRADE, MUSICIAN, FOOD ENTHUSIAST

  • Tallulah Archer

    Tallulah Archer

    SOUTH WEST ON-TRADE, DOG MUM, BANANA BREAD ENTHUSIAST

  • Alan Jones

    Alan Jones

    E-COMMERCE, KILT WEARER, BEARD GROOMER

  • Sarah Baker

    Sarah Baker Baker

    OPERATIONS, WINE LOVER, SAILING ENTHUSIAST

  • Lauren Fitzgerald

    Lauren Fitzgerald

    ACCOUNTANT, WEIGHT LIFTER, SUSHI ADDICT

  • Niamh Robertson

    Niamh Robertson

    CUSTOMER SERVICE, SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, CRAIC EXPERT

Close up of woman holding bottle of Violet Blossom Tonic

ART ON THE INSIDE

Mikey has developed each Artisan recipe using only the finest natural ingredients and unique flavour combinations to elevate craft spirits to the next level when mixed together.

You can see where we’re coming from. We want to offer the best, created out of the best ingredients, both in regards to what’s in and on the bottles

FOR COLOURFUL FREE SPIRITS.

FOR COLOURFUL FREE SPIRITS

Our journey may have started off as a proverbial meet-cute in Australia, and akin to many of the silver screen tales with the same beginning, what was once a glimmer of an idea quickly grew into something more. Artisan Drinks has continued to develop since its birth and is now an outstanding range of mixer drinks for those colourful, free spirits prepared to stand out from the crowd and shine in their own way.

ART ON THE OUTSIDE

Our ethos shines through in our unique range of tonics and mixers. With craft quality on the inside and out, the Artisan Labels feature the iconic images of internationally acclaimed artist Alan Walsh.

He expertly combines bold colours with clean, minimal strokes to capture the spirit & elegance of each character, helping bring Mikey’s creations to life.

Bartender pouring cocktails with Amalfi Lime Tonic
LIFE’S TOO SHORT, FOR ORDINARY.

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ORDINARY

As we’re sure you can agree; life’s too short to drink dull and opting for the ordinary or mixing with the mainstream. Our recipe page features various creations from Mikey to help you make something a little less ordinary.