Tips to avoid cultural appropriation in bars

23rd August, 2017 by Annie Hayes

Avoid cheap props at all costs

Mahiki’s Radev suggests considering the domestic country’s rituals and traditions and introducing these to the drinks where possible. “Research different vessels and use them to make the cocktails more theatrical. Use the garnish to represent the culture.”

Focus on bespoke items and premium furnishings. Ultimately, every bar is “kind of an escape from reality”, Radev continues. “You want to feel like you are travelling somewhere else, experiencing a different culture without buying a plane ticket.“

One Response to “Tips to avoid cultural appropriation in bars”

  1. Ryan McCourt says:

    Only an ignorant savage treats aesthetics as if it were ethics.

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