Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails with Author and Bartender Shannon Mustipher
Thursday, June 25th, 9:30pm ET
Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails is the first cocktail book to be written by a working Black bartender and published by a major publishing house in over 100 years. In the book Shannon Mustipher draws on her experience as the resident rum expert and Beverage Director at Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn to present modern Tiki creations that are transportive.
In this session Mustipher will be in conversation with VinePair Chief Content Officer Erica Duecy and will take attendees through the journey of writing the book, along with showing you how to make three delicious Tiki cocktails in your own home.
Shannon Mustipher is a spirit’s educator, cocktail consultant, and expert of rum and cane spirits.In 2014, she became the Beverage Director of Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn and has poured cocktails in settings ranging from neighborhood pubs to Michelin restaurants. In addition to working with several spirits brands across a range a of categories, she is one of the founding members of Women Leading Rum, an organization dedicated to providing education and professional development for industry and trade professionals. In 2018, she launched Women Who Tiki, a tropical cocktail-centric popup that gathers a team of women bartenders to share their talents and collaborate on creating a one night only experience, which has been featured at Rumba Seattle, Tiki Oasis, and NY Cocktail Expo’s Rum Room. Shannon’s writing, cocktail recipes, and opinions have been featured in several publications, including Punch.com, GQ.com, Liquor.com, New York Magazine, Design Sponge, and the Huffington Post, and she has been a panelist and presenter at Bar Convent Brooklyn, NY Rum Rest, The Museum of Food and Drink, and Food Book Fair NYC. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting “too many books.”
Erica Duecy is Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer at VinePair, and co-hosts the VinePair podcast. She previously served as Vice President and Founding Editor in Chief of the wine and spirits trade publication SevenFifty Daily, and as digital director for Saveur and Architectural Digest. Duecy frequently judges wine competitions and holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Advanced Certification. Her book, Storied Sips (Random House), is about the real-life stories behind the world’s most famous cocktails.