Wednesday, February 29

PAMA Cocktail Competition Deadline Tonight!

Deadline February 29, 2012
***Press Release***
BARDSTOWN, KY – PAMA Liqueur Challenges Amateur Bartenders to Showcase their skills to create a killer cocktail that is perfectly balanced, elegantly presented and definitely delicious.

The winner will receive a trip for two to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June 2012 with $2,000 spending money and the opportunity for their recipe to be presented in front of thousands of attendees at the Grand Tasting Tent. Their recipe will also be featured on PAMA’s website.

The contest, which runs until February 29, 11:59PM EST, asks the public to submit a recip e and photo of their original drink creation, which will be judged based on the following criteria:

1) Originality/creativity
2) Unique use of PAMA
3) Ingredient combination
4) Appropriateness of the cocktail name

The top 25 entries, as determined by the PAMA judging panel, will be posted to PAMA’s website and Facebook page for visitors to vote on their favorite entry. Finalists can share their recipe with friends and family in order to gain votes. The top 10 highest-voted entries will then be judged by an esteemed panel of cocktail professionals who will create and taste each recipe.

The panel includes Kate Krader (Food & Wine), Darryl Robinson (The Cooking Channel’s “Drink Up !”) and Eben Freeman (master mixologist and PAMA spokesperson).

Four runners-up will receive a one-year subscription to Food & Wine magazine and a PAMA gift bag. For a full list of rules and to enter, go to

About PAMA Liqueur
Produced by Heaven Hill Distilleries, this ruby-red pomegranate liqueur serves as a versatile cocktail ingredient that mixes with whiskey, rum and brandy equally well as it mixes with vodka, gin and tequila. Providing a delicately balanced sweet-tart flavor, PAMA brightens cocktails and elevates them from the everyday to modern classics.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in M magazine and the following newspapers: Southsider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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