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  • 150+ Black-Owned Spirit Brands to Support May 22, 2021
    First Published: June 4, 2020Last Updated: September 6, 2021 (updated weekly)You may not recognize a lot of these names, but these Black-owned spirits are making their mark on the spirits industry. Check out their websites and see if their spirit speaks to you. Order a bottle online or tell your local liquor store to stock […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • Blackberry Vanilla Margarita April 27, 2021
    You can never go wrong with a good margarita. I mean, ever. I love the combination of blackberries and vanilla because it’s almost like a winning combination of sweet and savory flavors. With that said, get into this recipe!Ingredients:2 oz. blanco tequila.5 oz. Grand Marnier.5 oz. Agave Syrup.5 oz. lime juice.25 oz. vanilla extract8 blackberriesInstructions:If […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • On Vacation with Crown and Hops's Island Anomaly Coconut Stout Craft Beer March 23, 2021
    What happens when Black people make craft beer? MAGIC. Enter Crowns and Hops.Founded by Beny Ashburn & Teo Hunter, Crowns and Hops’s mission is to “create spaces that are community centric with underserved communities of color in mind, driving diversity, economic growth and influencing inclusion.” They showcase Black history and culture, including their HBCU Hazy […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • A '10K on Instagram' Celebration Cocktail! March 13, 2021
    Ya girl has finally made it! I’ve finally reached 10,000 followers on Instagram! Woohoo! This means I now have access to the mythical ‘Swipe Up’ feature…a dream for all influencers!I created a poll on my stories of my favorite ingredients and my audience voted. So this cocktail, which I’ve appropriately named ‘The Swipe Up’, was […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule March 3, 2021
    March 3rd is Moscow Mule Day! The Moscow Mule was invented in 1941 in New York City at a bar called Cock ‘n’ Bull by its head bartender, Wes Price. John G. Martin, an executive for Heublein drinks company - which bought Smirnoff Vodka - was having trouble getting people to try vodka, as it […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • Celebrate National Margarita Day with a Strawberry Lavender Margarita February 22, 2021
    Happy National Margarita Day! It’s one of my favorite drinking holidays. Who doesn’t love a good margarita?!And to take it up a notch, I used a Black-owned spirit called Bleu Royal. It’s a tequila infused with rum. RUM! Looks like National Margarita Day and Black History Month collide only in a way possible here at […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • 3 Books About Wine Written by Black Authors February 18, 2021
    If you’re not new here, you know that I share almost anything involving Black people in the wine, spirits, or food industries. I have a running list of over 120+ Black-owned spirits, a list of over 120+ Black-owned restaurants in Baltimore, and most recently, I wrote about cocktail books written by Black authors, While I’m […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • 7 Cocktail Books Written by Black Authors February 10, 2021
    It’s hard to believe that when Shannon Mustipher published her book, Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails in 2019, it was the first cocktail recipe book written by a working Black American bartender and released by a major publisher in more than 100 years. It’s astonishing. ‘An Ideal Bartender’ by Tom Bullock was the first. Black Americans […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • A Batch Beer Cocktail: The Lemon Shandy February 6, 2021
    Ingredients:1 cup lemonade2 pilsner beers1/4 cup agave nectar4 oz. vodka or tequilaInstructions:Pour all ingredients into a pitcher and stir until combine.Garnish with lemons and enjoy!
    Ashlee Tuck
  • A Cocktail for Kamala: The 'Madam VP' White Wine Cocktail January 20, 2021
    Would I be ‘Will Drink For Travel’ if I didn’t mark Kamala Harris becoming ‘Madam Vice President’ with a celebratory cocktail? I don’t think so! Not only did Kamala become the first woman Vice President, but she did so by also being the first Black and Southeast Asian woman to hold the office. She is […]
    Ashlee Tuck