Pama “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, the original, all-natural pomegranate liqueur, announces the second annual “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition. The competition is open exclusively to professional bartenders and mixologists. Six finalists will compete in New York City for a Grand Prize of $5,000, a second place prize of $2,000 and a third place prize of $1,000. The competition will showcase the limitless versatility that PAMA brings to bartenders that makes it the indispensable modifier. Its ruby-red color, delicate sweet-tart flavor and silky texture turn ordinary cocktails into unforgettable ones and transform bartenders into bar stars. Deadline is December 30, 2014.
Speed-Rack Season 4 The service industry can sometime be thought of as a man’s world. With Speed Rack, which they founded in February of 2011, Mix and Marrero have been able to shine a spotlight on female mixologists thriving behind bars around the country; and while they are at it, raise money for breast cancer research, education, and prevention. The two got Speed Rack off the ground after Mix brought her concept of an all-female speed bartending competition to Marrero, the president of the NY chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails – an organization that promotes women in the spirit industry while raising funds for local and national charities.). The idea was to create a cocktail competition for the ladies -one that celebrated women, was created by women and supported women; in and out of the spirits industry. In their first year, Speed Rack met over 200 bartenders across the country and raised over $69,000. Playoffs run from November 2014 through June 2015.
Auchentoshan Switch 2014 As an Auchentoshan Switch competitor you’ll be put through your paces, but not without reward. From the chance to meet our industry leading judges to the opportunity to challenge your creativity and technical ability to the max, the experience alone will truly take your mixology skills to a new level. Auchentoshan Switch 2014 will crown a winner in North America and a winner in Europe. These two world-leading mixologists will then switch continents and experience life in one of the world’s leading bars. Europe’s 2013 winner Aidan Bowie said “You get a really great holiday but also get to work in one of the best bars in the world: win-win!” and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves.