Noteworthy. There are some signs of progress, but this is a reminder how this industry still has to go in terms of diversity.
Shannon Mustipher, the resident rum expert at Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn, has just published “Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails,” the first cocktail recipe book written by a working African American bartender and released by a major publisher in...
One of my favorite bars in the world right now is Super Power, a neighborhood bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They have a pleasant exotic drinks menu. Moreover, they have a wonderfully diverse and integrated staff and clientele. And nary a pretension.
My copy just arrived today- looking forward to hunkering down with it after I send the taxes off.
Maggie Hennessy profiled Shannon for the Rum Reader, talking a bit about the book but more about Shannon’s advocacy on behalf of a more equitable bar industry.
Shannon Mustipher, beverage director and rum expert in residence at Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn, was well aware that she would be the first African American bartender to publish a book in a century when she debuted Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails...