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Pamela Wiznitzer


Pamela Wiznitzer has a true passion and zest for the industry that is seen and tasted in every drink she serves and also transcends the bar. Since 2006, Pamela has been working throughout New York City at many notable venues and currently oversees the beverage programs for the iconic Big Apple Circus and The Lookup, a rooftop bar in Midtown Manhattan. She was nominated as one of the top 10 bartenders for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 "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 named as one of Food & Wine's "Top 10 Rising Star Mixologists," an inductee to the "Dames Hall of Fame" in 2015, and one of Wine Enthusiast's "40 Under 40" in 2015.

Pamela has a master’s degree in food studies, with a concentration in spirits and alcohol, from New York University’s Steinhardt School. Additionally, she presents her research at seminars and conferences around the world. Pamela is a dual BA graduate of both Barnard College and the Jewish Theological seminary, as well as the Beverage Alcohol Resource's 5-Day program, earning top honors by passing the course "Bar Ready."

Pamela has been featured in multiple publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Tasting Panel, Travel & Leisure, Bar Business, Zagat, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Self,, Bloomberg, and Esquire, as well as reoccurring media appearances on the the Food Network, VH1, NBC, LXTV, Fox & Friends, and BetterTV. Be sure to catch her frequently as the bartender in residence on BUILD Series's Monét X Change program.

August 09, 2022

The Cocktail Guru Podcast Season Finale Part 1 (EP 23)

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Part One of a two-episode season finale captured live at the 20th annual Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash dig deep and dig delicious with some of the hospitality industry's most dynamic movers, shakers, and stirrers, including Glenmorangie's Dan Crowell, leading mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, Jägermeister Brand Meister Willy Shine, Yacht Club Bar's McLain Hedges, and William Grant's Charlotte Voisey. Brought to you Glenmorangie, Jägermeister, and William Grant & Sons.