Plantation Rum Is Altering Its Identify. Is That Sufficient?


Plus a rum skilled’s summer season cocktail ideas…The phrase “plantation” has been utilized in meals branding to conjure photos of a romanticized, whitewashed American South. (Suppose “Plantation Mint Tea” or “Plantation Hen.”) Meals author Osayi Endolyn, whose work impressed our 2019 episode on this subject, “When White Folks Say Plantation,” returns to debate Plantation Rum’s title change, in addition to comparable current adjustments by Bigelow Tea and Aunt Jemima. Later within the present, we discuss with bartender and rum skilled Shannon Mustipher, writer of “Tiki: Fashionable Tropical Cocktails.” She explains why she doesn’t have an issue serving Plantation Rum, and walks us by way of a few of her favourite rum-based cocktails. These drinks pair particularly nicely with troublesome conversations.

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