I’m proud to collaborate with more than 30 Black recipe developers as we celebrate Black History Month 2022. This Virtual Potluck explores Black food through the lens of Afrofuturism. Our collaboration of recipes explores the intersection of the Black diaspora via culture, future, geopolitics, imagination, liberation, culture, and technology.
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Black History Month 2022 is here which means it’s time to celebrate everything and everyone Black. As the poet Theresa tha S. O. N. G. B. I. R. D so eloquently stated “Black is an adjective, adverb, color, and noun.” For this years Black History Month I’ve joined a collaboration with Eat The Culture to contribute a recipe centered around Afrofuturism. I decided to create this beautiful and refreshingly delicious Dragon Fruit Pineapple Rum Punch. It’s a dose of South Africa meets the Caribbean and I can’t wait for you all to try it!Jump to Recipe
Afrofuturism explores the intersection of the black diaspora via imagination, culture, future, technology, and liberation. As a first generation American on my father’s side and second generation American on my mother’s side the intersectionality of the Black diaspora is incredibly important to me. I love when opportunities present themselves for me to celebrate the multiple layers of my Blackness. As Black folks know being Black comes with so many layers. From accents, to ethnicity, to skin tones, etc. There’s so much equally the same and different about us which is what makes us magical. Being able to unify the many aspects of my own Blackness through food and drink, to celebrate everyone Black in February, is incredibly special.
Dragon Fruit Pineapple Rum Punch Background:
My Dragon Fruit Pineapple Rum Punch is a fusion of South Africa meets Belize and Jamaica. Central America is one of the birth places of the Dragonfruit. This cacti family plant has also become popular in South Africa these last few years as well. And if you’ve been following me for a while then you know rum punch is one of the popular drinks of the Jamaica. These tropical ingredients are sure to give you the tart meets sweet experience you never knew you needed. Let’s go ahead and get started on this delicious recipe!
Dragon Fruit Pineapple Rum Punch
A tropical tart and sweet mixture perfect for beginner and expert drinkers or drink makers!
- 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice
- 1/4 cup Champagne
- 1 shot White Rum *Jamaican white rum for extra points*
- 1/4 cup Ice
- 1/2 Tbsp Lime Juice Sweetener
- 1 Tbsp Dragon Fruit (diced) fresh tastes the best
- 1 Tbsp Pineapple Chunks fresh taste the best
Cut a fresh dragon fruit and fresh pineapple up. Cut them into chunks and place to the side.
Add the ice to your cup first then slowly pour the champagne over the ice. (Slowly to avoid overflow)
Now pour the pineapple juice and shot of rum in next.
Add the lime juice sweetener and fresh chunks of dragon fruit and pineapple.
Give the drink a slight stir to mix the ingredients together and enjoy!
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