Tipsy Lady: Meet The Mom Who Just Launched This Caribbean-Inspired Canned Cocktail
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Tipsy Lady: Meet The Mom Who Just Launched This Caribbean-Inspired Canned Cocktail

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Apr 7, 2022

When you take a sip of Tipsy Lady, know that it’s a cocktail that pays homage to the Caribbean. The idea of canned cocktails came to founder Toni Gilliard while vacationing and touring rum factories in Barbados.

Gilliard, who is of Caribbean descent herself, remembers a faint yet distinct voice during the tour whispering the word “legacy.”

“Being able to stand on the soil of the world’s first commercial rum distillery three centuries prior was a blessing and a gift from our ancestors,” says Gilliard.

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She felt an instant connection and got right to work to launch Tipsy Lady in 2019. The history of rum dates back to the 17th Century. According to Gillard, Barbados was the first island to record the details of rum.

In 1650 the spirit was known as rumbullion but changed to what we call it today – rum.

Gilliard says her ready-to-drink canned cocktails celebrate her heritage, as well as Caribbean culture and spice.

The current flavors are Rum Punch, Mojito, and Sunrise Mimosa. The cocktails are organic and use natural ingredients, have a 12% ABV, and are made with premium spirits.

“Tipsy Lady, despite the name, has very little to do with getting slightly drunk,” Gilliard says.  “[It’s] all to do with ‘tipping’ the scales in the alcohol beverage industry towards acknowledging female ownership.”

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Gilliard has partnered with a small distributor, so the Charleston, South Carolina-based brand is expected to expand. Tipsy Lady is reportedly available in retail markets in CA, FL, NY, and NJ and online in over 30 states.

To learn more or to place an order, visit the website by clicking here.

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