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ZAFA Wines, CO Cellars and Butch Judy’s present "The Queeries" a libation event and speaker series to celebrate and highlight the achievements and contributions of queer-identifying tastemakers in the spirits and food industry.

The launch event of "The Queeries" features Shannon Mustipher - bartender extraordinaire, rum expert, and author of “Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails,” the first published cocktail book by an African American bartender in over a century.


Join us on June 3rd to meet Shannon, enjoy cocktails straight from TIKI featuring Mad River Distillers, and hear from a panel of queer women innovating in the beverage industry.

Event Schedule...

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Cocktails with Shannon*

6:30 - 7:30 PM: Panel Discussion with Shannon Mustipher, Krista Scruggs (ZAFA Wines), and Cassidy Gardner (Butch Judy's)

7:30 - 8:30 PM: Book Signing, Meet + Greet, and Networking

*Tickets include a complimentary cocktail for those 21+.

Copies of TIKI: Modern Tropical Cocktails will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Please reserve your copies when you purchase tickets.

This event could not happen without support from Mad River Distillers and Hotel Vermont.

About Shannon...

Shannon Mustipher is an author, spirits educator, and expert on the topic of rum and cane spirits. Since 2014, she has helmed the bar program at Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn, and has poured cocktails in settings ranging from neighborhood pubs to Michelin restaurants.

In addition to working with spirits brands across a range of categories, she is one of the founding members of Women Leading Rum, as well as Women Who Tiki, a roving tropical cocktail-centric pop up that features the talents of women bartenders in venues across the US.

Shannon's writing, cocktail recipes, and opinions have been featured in a number of publications, including The LA Times, Punch.com, GQ.com, Liquor.com, and New York Magazine. Her first book, TIKI: Modern Tropical Cocktails (Rizzoli/Universe) was released in Spring 2019.

Venue Information

The SODA Plant 266 Pine Street, Suite 122
Burlington, VT 05401
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Organizer Information

CO Cellars


266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 458-0530

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