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Cocktail: Diaspora | Bartender: Mark Gonney

This cocktail, Diaspora, aims to celebrate Liberia’s shared history and diverse cultures: the Continental, African-American and Caribbean vibrant traditions. Each ingredient has been chosen for its cultural significance and flavor profile, creating a delicious and meaningful drink. 2 oz Palm Wine or Liberian White Rum (Sangar) 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice 1/2 oz Sorrel (Hibiscus)...

Torres Brandy Zero Challenge

Sustainability is quite a buzzword these days. It’s becoming one of those words that is used so frequently that its true meaning or intention is being lost. In the face of very obvious climate change, jumping on the sustainability train in the spirits world seems to be on trend. As long as these spirit brands...

Cocktail: Drunken Sailor | Bartender: Choyce Kotori

The legend says that one day a Sailor was looking for the perfect beverage to attenuate his thirst after days sailing away. He finally found the perfect elixir but when he started to drink, he just couldn’t stop. The elixir became water for him. Since then he was called the “Drunken Sailor”. 2 oz Seaside...

Cocktail: Audre | Bartender: Emma Osmond

Meet, Audre. A tipple born from a collaboration with my close friend, and powerhouse of a social media manager/photographer Mona. Attached to this spiced libation is a poem from her days touring North America as a spoken word poet and finding her black identity in her own way. A libation as unique as her, and...

Cocktail: Within Reach | Bartender: Jason Strohan

I created this cocktail not only to taste great but with the thought of the environmental impact of the ingredients used. The name Within Reach references the use of the ingredients that can be sourced close to home. It also implies that choosing sustainable ingredients and low waste practices can make a difference to the...

Cocktail: Sweater Weather | Bartender: Nichole Roberts

I work in a mezcaleria that is a fusion of Oaxacan and Southern flavors so wanted to create something that represented where I work utilizing my love for bourbon. Finding flavors that work with both mezcal and bourbon that played well together was a success in creating Sweater Weather which was my submission to the...