“Hailing All Frequencies”
Lt. Uhura, as portrayed by Nichelle Nichols, in the 1960’s Star Trek was a huge turning point in American television. To feature a Black woman as the chief communications officer was a groundbreaking statement that America was changing and you better be ready whether you like it or not. I grew up watching her on the small and big screen courtesy of my father’s love of the series.
Her position as an officer standing side by side and holding her ground with her mostly white male counterparts both as a character and actor was an impactful thing to see as a young girl.
Rewatching the show as an adult recently gave me inspiration to create this drink that I hope is worthy of someone so ground breaking.
Appleton 8yr Rum, Capitoline Rose Vermouth, Lemon, simple syrup, edible glitter