Best Home Bar Star – Win a Trip to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (Giveaway)

Not too long ago my husband and I got into a discussion about “Girl’s Night Out” and “Boy’s Night Out”. Neither of us have been on one in ages (I’m thinking 10+ years… sigh…). We started talking about what men drink when they are out together, and what women drink. My husband is under the impression that women drink cocktails with silly names all the time. For example Jamaican Me Crazy, Shady Lady, Kiss in the Dark and Green Dinosaur (I’m not making these names up – they are real drinks).

I have always been curious as to how people come up with these crazy drink combinations and ever crazier names for them. I guess you have to really know your liquer to know what blends well with what other liquer or juices.

Have you ever heard of PAMA? Have you tried PAMA before? I am really curious about this liqueur. PAMA is a ruby-red Pomegranate liqueur. I would never think to have a Pomegranate flavored liqueur. I like the sweet taste of Pomegranates. I’m curious as to how PAMA tastes.

PAM A is a versatile cocktail ingredient that mixes with whiskey, rum and brandy equally well as it mixes with vodka, gin and tequila. It provides a delicately balanced sweet-tart flavor. 

PAMA is hosting a fun contest that I thought some of my readers might be interested in, especially is you are a whiz at creating cocktails at home (or perhaps you work as a bartender?). It’s called the Best Home Bar Star Contest. It began this past Monday (January 16, 2012) and ends on February 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST).

PAMA will be accepting submissions to find a cocktail enthusiast who knows how 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.

To enter you need to submit a recipe and photo of your original drink creation, which will be judged based on the following criteria:

–  Originality/creativity

–  Unique use of PAMA

–  Ingredient combination

–  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 www.PAMALiqueur.com/HomeBarStar.

To help you get started creating your own unique cocktail recipe using PAMA, PAMA has offered to give three lucky readers a special prize package which includes a cocktail shaker, stirer and PAMA t-shirt.

To enter comment on your favorite cocktail, or tell me a creative name for a cocktail. It can be one you made up yourself for this entry or one that you have heard of before.

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done. Extra entries are optional. 

– Subscribe to She Scribes via RSS or E-mail. Both options are found on the right side bar.

– “Like” PAMA on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/PAMALiqueur.

– “Like” She Scribes on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/SheScribes.

– Follow She Scribes on Twitter, www.Twitter.com/She_Scribes and tweet about the PAMA contest and/or this giveaway. Please include @She_Scribes in the tweet so I can see it too. This is limited to three tweets per day.

–  Share this giveaway and/or information about the PAMA contest on Facebook, Digg, Technorati or other social networking sites/forums. 

– Leave a thoughtful comment on a non-giveaway post on She Scribes and tell me which post you commented on. There is a limit of one comment per post, but you can comment on as many posts as you want for an unlimited extra entry option.

– Post information about this giveaway or the PAMA contest on your site and please link back to this post. Please provide the URL.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on January 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name, mailing address (no PO Box) and t-shirt size. Failure to do so will result in a new winner will be chosen in their place.

Other cool giveaways can be found on the right side bar under “Win It”.


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this information for the benefit and enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinion expressed is my own.


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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


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