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  • Prost Every Moment with Wines of Germany USA December 7, 2021
    Did you know “Prost” is the German word for “cheers”? Neither did I. That’s why when Wines of Germany USA approached me about collaborating with them on the “Prost Every Moment” campaign, I couldn't say no.The last two years have been challenging for us all. Between the pandemic, working from home, and dodging a deadly […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Over 60+ Wine/Spirit-Related Black-Owned Businesses November 26, 2021
    After the popular success of last year's edition, Nadeen of The Sophisticated Life and I are so excited to collaborate once again on this guide to highlight Black-owned businesses out of our shared love for wine and spirits. Click the picture above or here to view!I’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of over 160 Black-owned […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • Apple Cider Moscow Mule October 25, 2021
    While I may love summer weather more, fall is my favorite time for cocktails. Apple cider for everyone! Seriously, it goes well in so many cocktails, including these three which I crafted last year. But this post is all about the Apple Cider Moscow Mule.It’s so delicious and puts a fall spin on one of […]
    Ashlee Tuck
  • 160+ Black-Owned Spirit Brands to Support May 22, 2021
    First Published: June 4, 2020Last Updated: February 1, 2022 (updated monthly)As a Black woman travel blogger, I have always highlighted my experiences traveling the world with my audience and supporting Black-owned businesses.In 2020, I was faced with the question of how I could better support our community and use my platform to amplify Black-owned businesses. […]
    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