December 5, 2012

PAMA Poinsettias and Preparing for the Holidays

Welcome to the fourth entry in a series of Liquor Snob posts in partnership with PAMA pomegranate liqueur. If you like this one, check out our first, second and third posts.

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The holidays are approaching fast, and if you plan to entertain or attend some parties, it's crucial to have a few tricks up your sleeve for food and cocktails. PAMA, with its ruby red color and cocktail-modifying versatility, is a good tool to have in your kit for making holiday-themed drinks. One quick, easy and delicious option is the PAMA Poinsettia, pictured above:

PAMA Pomegranate Poinsettia (Recipe and Image via BarNoneDrinks)

Ingredients
1 oz. Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Champagne

Instructions
Mix first three liquids in a tumbler with ice. Slowly add champagne stirring gently. Rim a flute glass with orange zest. Strain into the champagne flute.


To make your life even easier if you're planning to make more than a few, you can pre-mix the first three ingredients and store the mixture in the fridge or display it on ice for your party. Then it's just a quick three ounce pour topped with champagne when your guests start to clamor for more. The PAMA Poinsettia is a holiday classic with a new twist - so what other tricks does this versatile liqueur have up its sleeve for the holidays?

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Entertaining - Cocktails
Cocktails are an important part of most people's Christmas cheer (or at least taking the edge off when they're spending time with family), so it's important to make sure yours are memorable. There are all kinds of Christmasy (or non-denominational) cocktails you can make with PAMA for any kind of holiday celebration:

  • Check out Cozy PAMA Cider or Hot PAMA Cocoa if you're looking for something to warm people up
  • If warm drinks aren't your thing, you might like the Holiday Cheers or the PAMA Kiss (if you're near the mistletoe)
  • If you're serving a lot of people and don't want to mix their drinks individually, check out PAMA Party Punch
  • Feeling adventurous? Try substituting PAMA into some of these 5 Pomegranate Cocktails for the Holidays
  • Of course the holiday season doesn't just mean Christmas - so we humbly submit The Dreidel (with the Cherry Heering subbed for PAMA)

Entertaining - Food
According to The Flavor Bible, pomegranate goes well with many of the flavors of the holiday season - including allspice, white chocolate, cinnamon, cloves and roasted meats. That's why PAMA has an entire section of its site dedicated to food recipes, from appetizers right through to desserts.

If you're very pomegranate-centric you could start off with the Mixed Greens Salad, moving into the Glazed Beef Skewers, and finish up with Flourless Chocolate Torte.

A Season of Giving
Needless to say, PAMA makes a great gift for bartenders and pomegranate fans on your list, whether you buy online or at your local liquor store. We've even seen gift sets complete with a glass and stirrer to class things up a bit. As always, you can get more information at Pama Liqueur.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a "sponsored post." The company who sponsored it compensated us via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." We'd also like to thank PAMA for sending us samples of their product to review.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at December 5, 2012 6:20 AM
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