Originally from: New York City
Profession: Creative Director
At: New York City
Pamela Wiznitzer has a true passion and zest for the industry, something apparent in every drink she serves and also transcends the bar. Since 2006, Pamela has been working throughout NYC, and most recently as the Creative Director and bartender at Seamstress on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan. She has earned honors from her industry peers such being selected as winning 1st place in the 2014 National Restaurant Association's "Star of the Bar" competition and 1st place in the 2013 Louis Royer "Show Me the Proof" competition. She recently was nominated as one of the top 10 bartenders for the 2014 "American Bartender of the Year" award at Tales of the Cocktail and was named the "2014 Bartender of the Year" by the Village Voice. Additionally, she was just named as one of Food & Wine Magazine's top 10 Rising Star Mixologists. She is an active member and serves as the President of the New York chapter of the United States Bartenders' Guild.
Pamela is committed to and believes in the continuation of her pursuit of knowledge and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Food Studies, with a concentration on spirits and alcohol, at NYU’s Steinhardt School. Additionally, she presents her research at seminars and conferences including topics such as Women and Whiskey, history of women behind bars, and the neurology of taste. Pamela is a recent graduate of the rigorous Beverage Alcohol Resources 5 day program earning top honors by passing the course "Bar Ready."
Pamela writes for various publications about the spirit and alcohol industry and has been featured in multiple publications including the recent cover of The Tasting Panel, Travel & Leisure, Bar Business Magazine, The Village Voice, Zagat, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Self, The New York Times, ABCNews.com, and Underground Eats, as well as reoccurring media appearances on the the Food Network, Vh1, NBC, LXTV, Fox & Friends and BetterTV.
“The star in the Singapore Sling is Cherry Heering and you can absolutely not make a Singapore Sling without it”
Pamela’s Singapore Sling
Garnish: Pineapple wedge & cherry
Method: Shake first all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
• 1 oz Mezcal
• ½ oz Cherry Heering
• ¼ oz Apricot liqueur
• ½ oz Pineapple juice
• ¾ oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• ½ oz Simple syrup
• 2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters