Rookie of the Year: Amas Muhammad
With only two years of bartending under his belt, Muhammad has been constantly impressing the Detroit bar scene with his quick learning, great personality, and unique spin on drinks. When starting his bartending career as a barback at Honest John’s, Katrell Thomas, the bartender at Wright & Co, showed him the ropes and let him fly from the nest when he left to its sister bar and restaurant, The Peterboro. There, he moved to a managing role after three months and is already schooling the rest of us with his creative use of Asian-inspired ingredients, like Chinese licorice root, green tea syrup, and milk washed tea rum. Don't miss his Black Bartenders Matter class put on with Tammy’s Tastings on February 20, 2017.