We were interviewed by She Does The City about what motivated us to start Temperance Cocktails, and what our dream is for the business.
This is one of the smart things Haritha said:
Toronto is a very multicultural city. We have a high Muslim population, for example. That community is not considered when mainstream establishments are creating their menus. At the same time, a while back turmeric was huge in cocktails and beverages. It was such a hot item that everyone was using it; bartenders didn’t want to be left out of the big thing, but they were completely ignoring the fact that turmeric doesn’t actually go with everything. But you might not have any intuition for that if it’s not a flavour you grew up with, and for most of the top bartenders in the city, it wouldn’t be. People who have been marginalized because of their race and culture have also been shut out of a lot of those high-profile positions.