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PAMA’s First Bar Star Series Event

Leo and Dale DeGroff

Recently, PAMA brought together the famed DeGroff family for an evening of holiday entertaining at the newly opened Apartment 13, where Leo DeGroff holds court behind the bar. This kicked off the first in a series of PAMA events aimed at honoring the next generation of bartenders, with Leo as the first honoree. With Dale Degroff as his father and personal mentor, Leo has a natural passion for the cocktail world. “Every time I walk into a bar it’s almost like walking into a classroom,” he says. “Tasting new combinations of things we’ve never even heard of.”

The evening capped off with a sampling of three holiday punches created by Dale and Leo. With the holiday season in full swing, entertaining is on everyone’s mind, and punch is the perfect way to keep things stress-free. Here’s one of our favorite recipes from the night:

Caribe Punch 
17 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
2 bottles aged rum (750 ml. each)
15 oz. honey syrup (1:1 ratio of honey to water)
8 oz. fresh clementine juice
2 oz. fresh lime juice

Mix all ingredients in a punch bowl and add a large block of ice. Serves 25.

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