Episode 160

Black Mixcellence Part 2 with Colin Asare-Appiah


February 7th, 2023

45 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week we have Part 2 of the Black Mixcellence duet. Ghanaian-Brit Colin Asare-Appiah joins me to talk the history of the term “mixology,” his journey from bar hand to head of Trade Director of Multi-Cultural and LGBTQ+ Advocacy at one of the world’s leading spirit bands--Bacardi, and the importance of getting involved. Colin has worked with numerous spirit brands, celebrity chefs, cocktail bars and industry experts across the globe. He starred in the “The Cocktail Kings” on the DISCOVERY Channel where he travelled around the world creating bespoke cocktails to reflect their destinations. In his current role, Colin oversees fostering brand advocacy for the Bacardi USA Brand Portfolio. His expertise and spirits knowledge have been featured in Imbibe, Complex, WSJ, TIME and Cocktail Lovers Magazine to name a few.

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Where to find Colin?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram
On Twitter
On Facebook

What’s Colin reading?
The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barrier in American Business by Stephanie Capparell
The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America by Nikesh Shukl
[Natives](http://%22%E2%80%8C%22) by Akala
Afro-Vegan Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry
The cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty

Other topics of interest:
About celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver
Douglas Ankrah and the Porn Star Martini
About sobolo
Cocktail Kings
About the BAFTA Awards
Tales of the Cocktail
Tom Bullock
High on the Hog
Cocktails: Shaken & Stirred
Ariel Contreras-Fox
The Howard Theatre
Ian Burrell
Front/Back in Accra
Lagos Cocktail Week
50th Anniversary of Hip Hop
About Julep Cocktails
About Ashtin Berry