What’s shakin, cocktail fans?
Welcome to episode 110 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!
This time around, I get to chat with bartender and author Shannon Mustipher about her new book, entitled Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails. Shannon is a New York-based bartender and brand ambassador for Bertoux Brandy, and she swung through DC to do a shift behind the bar at Archipelago on U Street and promote her book. So naturally, we couldn’t resist having a fun tiki-driven chat with her before the doors opened for service.
In this fun chat with Shannon Mustipher, some of the topics we discuss include:
How Shannon shifted her passion for art from the canvas to the bar
What cocktails and great coffee and lattes have in common
What it looks like to go from designing a simple brunch menu to an entire cocktail program featuring over 50 rums
The discipline, sacrifice, and passion required to assemble a book that contributes meaningfully to the Tiki discussion
How to think about Tiki as a “modern” cocktail genre
What to drink in Cuba with actress and philanthropist Rosie Perez
And much, much more