Sean O'Neil, Owner, Crafter's Cocktails
Originally from London, England and now based in Austin, Texas, Sean O’Neill has become a craft cocktail visionary with over 17 years of experience. He began bartending in and around Atlantic City where he developed his flair for mixology. After moving to Austin in 2016, he expanded his knowledge to the world of craft beer, though his passion has always remained in craft cocktails.
Shortly after competing in the 2020 Catersource Swizzle Competition, Sean set out to find a location to open his own bar in Austin, but the coronavirus pandemic took him in a different direction. He started creating cocktail mixers and delivering them to his neighbors so people could make their own cocktails while stuck at home. It quickly developed into Crafter’s Cocktails, a business that now serves the greater Austin area and continues to grow. He has already made over 150 different cocktail mixers and is constantly experimenting with new flavor combinations.