At Claffey’s, we will never forget our roots. We may be a “National Brand” – but we came from humble beginnings. Our products are made with the same love and attention to detail we started with today. We will always operate as a “boutique” brand, with authenticity, quality, and a commitment to our community.

Claffey’s Cocktails is proof that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible if you believe in it.

When Founder, Chris Claffey had had the idea for an alcohol-infused freeze pop back in the late 1990s, he was sure it would become a winner with consumers. But he had some hurdles to overcome; it was a difficult product to produce and quality was of the utmost importance to him.

His entrepreneurial spirit was fueled by his tenacity. He was a mortgage broker, supporting a family of 4. He opted to be a bootstrapped entrepreneur and set out on a mission: Mortgage broker by day – creator and distributor of spiked adult popsicles by night.

Claffey’s Cocktails had a soft launch in 2014 and retailed in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. It quickly sold over 150,000 units. In 2018, the Claffey’s Brand found success with Chris appearing on Entrepreneur.com’s Elevator Pitch leading to being featured in major big box Retailers like Costco, Walmart and Sam’s Club around the Country.

Claffey’s Cocktails, is the wine-based cocktail company.

When Founder Chris Claffey first introduced us to Claffey’s Frozen Cocktails, the world’s first Adult Freezer Pop is 2014. He flavored premium wine with the nostalgic flavors of yesteryear: cherry, grape, and pink lemonade, but made sure they were low calorie non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher certified, and produced with no artificial sweeteners. Chris was committed to making these childhood flavors available with a unique twist – a spike of 6% alcohol in frozen, ready-to-eat freezer pop packages.

Today, Claffey’s wine-based freezer pops are offered across the United States and were the fastest-selling wine-based product in Walmart in the summer of 2020. In spring of 2021 Claffey’s Cocktails launched a line of wine-based seltzers promising a beverage made with “wine, fun and fizz”. A seltzer without the malt aftertaste of traditional seltzers, AND minus the downfalls of wine in a can, because it is free of gluten, non-GMO, and Kosher certified. Claffey’s wine-based seltzers are also guilt free with only 2 carbs, 2 grams of sugar and only 100 calories per can. With plans to expand into the South American and European markets. Claffey’s will stay committed to quality and their family roots, while offering new product lines by giving back to the communities in which they serve.

The thing that I am most proud of states Chris, “is the fact that we continue to operate as a boutique company. We produce something unique, and we operate under the same principles and commitment to quality that we did in the beginning. This is a source of continuous inspiration”.

meet the team

Chris Claffey
Founder & CEO
Charlie McClary
Chief Strategic Officer
Jared Cruze
Vice President
Sales & Marketing
Shane O’Hea
Director of Sales & International Business Development
Janis Skruzkains
International Sales Director
Geoff Felker
Regional Sales Manager
Western Division
Mario Mills
Regional Sales Manager
Midwest Division & South America
Kelly Trapp
Director of Finance
Dana Claffey
Office Manager & Sales Coordinator
Kim Ellis
Director of Marketing
John Ahrens
Productions Operations