Shannon Mustipher is a spirits educator, cocktail consultant, and expert on the topic of rum and cane spirits. In 2014, she became the Beverage Director of Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn, and has poured cocktails in settings ranging from neighborhood pubs to Michelin restaurants.
In addition to working with a number of spirits brands across a range of categories, she is one of the founding members of Women Leading Rum, an organization dedicated to providing education and professional development for industry and trade professionals. In 2018, she launched Women Who Tiki, a tropical cocktail-centric pop up that gathers a team of women bartenders to share their talents and collaborate on creating a one night only experience, which has been featured at Rumba Seattle, Tiki Oasis, and NY Cocktail Expo.
Shannon’s writing, cocktail recipes, and opinions have been featured in a number of publications, including Punch.com, GQ.com, Liquor.com, New York Magazine, and the Huffington Post, and she has been a panelist and presenter at Bar Convent Brooklyn, NY Rum Fest, and The Museum of Food and Drink.. Her first book, Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails (Rizzoli/Universe), won the IACP Award in the “Best New Tittle in Beer, Wine and Spirits” category in 2020. The same year, Ms. Mustipher was inducted into TOTC’s Dame Hall of Fame and the reciipient of the Pioneer Award. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting “too many books”.
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