This article was originally published on BLAC Media.

African American culture has a rich history when it comes to spirits ­— and we’re speaking about alcohol here. From the until recently untold story of Uncle Nearest, the man who taught Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey, to Saint Liberty Whiskey that celebrates African American Bertie (Berdie) Brown, a legendary female bootlegger, who in 1898 moved to Montana on her own to set up shop. We’ve been at this for a minute.

This history has laid the foundation for black-owned upstarts such as Ten to One Rum, Detroit native Dennis McKinley’s NYAK, and Michigan-based Anteel Tequila.

Join us as we celebrate black spirits with the BLAC Happy Hour. Learn how to make your favorite drinks
while discovering new black-owned spirits to enjoy. In the words of Perfect10 Mixology’s Jennifer Peeples, Cheers!

Heatwave drink recipe featuring Anteel Reposado
IslandJon Spring Fling Drink

Recipes courtesy of Jennifer Peeples, Perfect10 Mixology

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