DRINK A SEAT
Cutting to the heart of Latin America's sacred spirits, ancient ferments, and other drinkables. Drink A Seat is a platform for understanding and enjoying the beverages of Latin America.
“Drink a seat," joked one of my playful Boricua friends as she enthusiastically motioned for me to sit in a nearby chair. Toma asiento means “take a seat” in Spanish. Here, the verb tomar translates as take, but in other instances, the verb tomar might translate as drink. Therefore, "drink a seat" is a light-hearted play on words that always reminds me of the sheer joy of this journey.
Drink A Seat is the culmination of more than two decades of work in the beverage industry as a bartender, distiller, brand owner, and tequila tour guide that has overlaid my lifelong academic pursuits in Spanish, Latin American film, literature, history, and gastronomy. For more than a decade, I have studied regional Latin American beverages and experienced the region through a beverage lens. Drink A Seat is a celebration of the sheer diversity of beverages that exist in Latin America and of the people who make them. It is a platform for understanding and enjoying the absolute constellation of drinks that exist in Latin America.
Drink A Seat is a celebration of the diversity of beverages that exist in Latin America and of the people who make them.