Cocktail News: Tails Cocktails Packaging, PAMA Cocktail Competition Recipes, Cocktails for a Cure

Tails Cocktails New Packaging

From the Tails website:

Tails Cocktails is a British company, and their products are only available in Britain right now. But their new packaging shows us the future of cocktail mixers. The new packaging is actually a shaker, and it includes all of the spirits and everything. So all you do is open the bottle, add ice, and shake, and you get four cocktails. So you can mix anywhere. This is genius, if you ask me. If you have to use a mixer, why not go all the way and buy all of it? It’s really like ordering a cocktail at a bar and then having the bartender hand you the shaker to shake it yourself. I would totally do that.

PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur Cocktail Competition Winners

PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur announced the winners of its “Are You Indispensable?” cocktail competition and even released the three winning recipes. I will be trying each of these at some point, you can be sure. Here are the winning recipes, taken from the Digital Journal:

Law Abiding Citizen
Grand Prize: Ryan Gannon, Cure, New Orleans

  •  ¾ oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz Hidalgo Napoleon Amontillado Sherry
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup (1:1)

Shake and double-strain into a coupe.  Garnish with 4 drops Bittermens Tiki Bitters.

The Hammond
Second Place: Theo Lieberman, Milk & Honey, New York

  • 1 oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 oz Santa Teresa “1796” Solera Aged Rum
  • 1 oz Atsby Amberthorn Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with an orange zest.


Third Place: Julia Momose, The Aviary, Chicago

  •   ½ oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 2 oz Lunazul Reposado Tequila
  • ½ oz Campari
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Add ice and stir.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Finish with lime zest expressed over the glass and garnished.

2014 Cocktails for a Cure

Colorado University’s cancer fundraiser is one that more fundraisers should emulate. Charge $150, get top names in mixology from around the city to create drinks, and serve some fantastic food. And the money goes to cancer treatment and research. This is genius.
From the Cancer Center website: Bring a girlfriend, sip on a signature cocktail created by Denver’s best mixologists, peruse the silent auction and enjoy an invigorating experience celebrating Colorado women and supporting the research and treatment of women’s cancers at the renowned University of Colorado Cancer Center. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.  This event is WOMEN ONLY! Sorry men!
I would totally go to that. If I were a woman, that is.

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