[Photos: Rolando Diaz]
On Tuesday night, The Punch Wars descended upon the The Raleigh in Miami, wowing guests with a competition of Olympic-sized proportions,
featuring the movers and shakers in the world of mixology. Utilizing a fully
stocked supply of GREY GOOSE® Vodka, contenders tried their luck in contests
like The Pouring Sprint, the Garnish Styling Challenge and Best Behind-the-Bar
The panel of judges included Maria Salas, food writer and blogger at Adventures of The Foodaholic, Eddie Acevedo of Yardbird, and GREY GOOSE® brand master, Jason Drückenmiller.
The final battle of the evening had contenders competing to create the ultimate
punch (using a secret ingredient). A big congrats to Josh Gates of Fuku, for rising to the challenge with his winning recipe, Loosy Goosey Pearsuasian. Gates will head to the final battle in Miami on October 16.