Last night, the ruby-red pomegranate liqueur company, Pama Liqueur, along with USBGNY, hosted their first annual Pamalympics at one of our fave downtown hubs, Pouring Ribbons. The highly anticipated cocktail competition was judged by Eben Freeman, Pama Brand Spokesperson & Director of Bar Operations and Innovation at Altamarea Group, MaryCrae Guild, Pama Brand Manager, and Brian Quinn, Foodrepublic.com cocktail columnist.
The finalists in the competition were Joshua Perez of Booker & Dax, James Menite of Crown Restaurant, and Doug Miller of The Culinary Institute of America. The three bros battled it out at the bar for a chance to take home the $5,000 prize, but only one came out on top. After three rounds of competition, including a blind taste test, a secret ingredient cocktail challenge, and serving creative cocktails to the crowd, Joshua Perez was deemed the champion.
In addition to having an ultimate cocktail showdown, the festive night also supported a cause near and dear to all our hearts. For each attendee, Pama Liqueur donated $20 to USBGNY's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts - totaling up to $1,260 by the end of the night. Booze, check. Fun, check. Holiday spirit, check.