Celebrating Diversity in Your Cocktail Glass

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  02.07.2024

Historically, the spirits industry has lacked diversity, but there’s been a notable shift towards inclusivity and representation in recent years. One significant aspect of this change is the emergence of Black-owned brands, bringing innovation, flavor, and culture to the cocktail scene. In this article, we’re highlighting three delicious cocktail recipes featuring Black-owned brands, celebrating diversity, and supporting underrepresented voices in the industry.

Ten to One Rum: Hibiscus Hot Toddy

1.5oz Ten To One White Rum

0.75oz Spiced Sorrel Syrup

5oz Green Tea, Brewed

Spiced Sorrel Syrup

Combine 1c sugar, 1c water, 1/2c dried sorrel flowers, 1 cinnamon stick, 6 allspice berries, and 1tbsp fresh diced ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cool to room temperature and strain. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Blackleaf Organic Vodka: Blackleaf Kombucha

2oz Blackleaf Organic Vodka

0.5oz Lime Juice

0.5oz Elderflower Liqueur

1.5oz Beet Juice

1.5oz Ginger Kombucha

Lobos 1707: Cafe Con Leche

2oz Lobos 1707 Mezcal

1oz coffee-based liqueur

1oz Cold Brew

0.5oz Condensed Milk

0.5oz Heavy Cream

2 shakes of mole bitters

1 bar spoon of simple syrup

This Black History Month, let’s raise our glasses to diversity, inclusion, and representation in the spirits industry. By incorporating cocktails made with Black-owned brands like Ten to One Rum, Blackleaf Organic Vodka, and Lobos 1707 Mezcal, we not only enjoy exceptional flavors but also contribute to the ongoing movement towards equity and empowerment. Cheers to celebrating Black excellence today and every day, one sip at a time.