Maria Polise of Ela Is The Cochon 555 “Punch Kings” Champ

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On June 29, in Denver, bartender Maria Polise of Ela won the Cochon 555 “Punch Kings” competition. She went up against 10 other drink-slingers who’d qualified at the various local Cochon events and, in the end, brought home the golden gloves (which is what they give you when you win–plus a 3-day trip to some heritage BBQ festival) for Philly.

So how did she do it? Apparently by mixing together a whole lot of delicious alcohol, pouring some more alcohol on top and then adding a little alcohol. You can check out her ingredient list for her award winning “Porcine Pick-Me-Up Punch” after the jump.




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  • BWS

    Congrats, Maria. You are f@%$ing awesome!!!!

  • tjt

    Congrats! but it does her drink a disservice to call it alcohol on alcohol on alcohol. Look at the list of ingredients: 4 alcoholic ingredients, a set of spices, a tea, and a classic punch ingredient that isn’t alcoholic. She won, I suspect, by making a well balanced punch, not by just pouring alcohol on alcohol and its kinda disrespectful of cocktail making to describe a punch that way.

    I know it was an attempt to be witty, but it was a miss.

    • variable

      Yeah, Jason’s tone was like really disparaging. Misogynistic even.