The Road to Making a World-Class Spirit

Andrew Rodbell / Co-Founder of Post Meridiem Spirit Company

September 02, 2022

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Andrew Rodbell / Co-Founder of Post Meridiem Spirit Company

As co-founder of Post Meridiem Spirit Company, Atlanta native Andrew Rodbell is a proven innovator creating the first line of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails in novel 100 ml cans. Further, he elevated the alcoholic RTD category with a commitment to authenticity - real ingredients at the right proportion - and ingredient transparency. After twenty years in brand management and new product development at The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia-Pacific, and Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Rodbell decided to apply his skills and entrepreneurial spirit to disrupt the alcoholic ready-to-drink category. Inspiration struck Rodbell, and co-founder Charles Sain, during a 'Yacht Rock' experience; the only thing missing was a quality Mai Tai, a cocktail unfathomable among the typical deluge of beer, seltzers, and other artificially-fueled canned beverages found at venues.

The rest, as they say, is history. Bucking industry standards at every turn, Post Meridiem was born, featuring eight (and counting) distinct, timeless, and award-winning cocktails, with Rodbell and Sain overseeing every aspect of the company, from product development to manufacturing, marketing, sales, and everything in between. What started as a pursuit for a better canned cocktail hit a tipping point and has grown into a culture.


Atlanta, GA (June 28, 2022) - Post Meridiem Spirit Co., a brand founded on the principles of authenticity, transparency, and uncompromising quality, has yet again proven they hold the recipe for success. Post Meridiem is excited to announce that after winning a Double Gold for their Into the Night Espresso Martini, the cocktail has been awarded Best in Class for the Classic RTD Cocktail category at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition, the most prestigious competition in the industry.

Surpassing over 110 other entrants, Post Meridiem's Espresso Martini found itself up against one other finalist in the category- its own Double Old Fashioned, before taking home the spirit industry's most prestigious accolade. The 'coffeehouse meets cocktail bar' beverage is made with a blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and 100% Arabica cold brew coffee- with naturally occurring caffeine for a rich, creamy, balanced, and delicious drink that is at once energizing and intoxicating. Like each of their cocktails, this on-trend addition to the Post Meridiem cocktail line is produced exclusively in Atlanta with 100% real ingredients at the correct proportions.

"Our Espresso Martini was a challenging cocktail to develop - it took two years to get it right," says Post Meridiem Spirit Company co-founder Andrew Rodbell. "It's not often you are recognized as the world's best at anything. It's amazing and humbling validation that real ingredients do taste better, and our no-compromise approach is what sets us apart."

Post Meridiem, Atlanta's Hometown Cocktail Company, will be accepting pre-orders of their Espresso Martini beginning the week of June 27th through its website,, with expectations of delivery in the second half of July. The brand will also be available out of the lobby of their production facility in Atlanta, GA, before widespread distribution in late July alongside their already available award-winning canned cocktails, including The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The Modern Classic Cosmopolitan, The London Dry Southside, The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet, The 1944 Mai Tai, and The No. Four Daiquiri. The full lineup is also available for direct-to-consumer shipping to 28 states via the brand's website. Post Meridiem Spirit Company is located at 1209 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, visit

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