[Photos: Reynaldo Lopez]
On Wednesday night, The Punch Wars descended upon DC's A Bar, 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
Grey Goose brand master, Aaron Rodonis hosted the ceremonies, while Teddy Folkman (chef/owner of Granville Moore's), Amanda McClements (Food & Drink writer for Metrocurean), and Grey Goose US Brand Ambassador, Guillome Jubien, rounded out the panel of judges.
The final battle of the evening had contenders competing to create the ultimate
punch (using a secret ingredient). A big congrats to Glendon Hartley of Farmers Fishers and Bakers, for rising to the challenge with his winning recipe, Beat the Heat. Hartley will head to the final battle in Miami on October 16.