By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 13, 2016: The battle of the rums is brewing as the countdown begins to Caribbean Week New York’s Mixologist of the Year competition.
Four of the best women in the field will first compete in the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Rum Rumble on Sunday, May 15th at Rum House at The Hotel Edison on 228 West 47th Street in Manhattan to determine who will meet Sylvanus Johnson of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the big finale.
They are Shannon Mustipher, brand ambassador for Denizen Rum and beverage director at Glady’s Caribbean in New York, which has one of the most diverse selections of Caribbean rums in NYC; Erika Ordonez, who currently delights patrons with her drinks at Slowly Shirley and at Porchlight Bar in Manhattan as well as Montana’s Trailhouse in Brooklyn; Selma Slabiak, a bartender for 16 years who has worked at Donna and Shanty and is currently the head mixologist at Aska; and Shantel Grant, a first generation Jamaican-American who demonstrates her bartending skills at Forrest Point in Brooklyn.
They will prepare Tiki-inspired cocktails made with Caribbean rums.
One male and one female mixologist will challenge each other in the Battle of the Mixologists at Rum & Rhythm at the Capitale in New York on Friday June rd.
Rum Rumble is a series of promotional mixologist competitions organized by the CTO as part of Caribbean Week Rum & Rhythm event in New York City.
This year’s Rum Rumbles are being coordinated by Nalini Tiwari of Adya Communications, the US representative of El Dorado rum.
Rum & Rhythm proceeds benefit the CTO Foundation, a charity which offers scholarships and study grants to Caribbean students pursuing studies in tourism and hospitality and related subjects.
For more see www.onecaribbean.org