Toronto's best bartenders face off in an extravagant cocktail competition: Who will be the best? Come taste, vote and cheer!


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Canada’s most extravagant cocktail competition is in town!

Toronto, February 21st, 2020 – It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, MADE WITH LOVE, to Toronto! On July 13th, the city’s Regional Final will take place at the Steam Whistle Brewing‘s Locomotive Hall and will undoubtedly impress cocktail lovers who are on the hunt for some out-of-this-world flavours. Join us for a spectacle offered by the industry, where the city’s bartenders will gather to illuminate Toronto’s cocktail culture. Save the date so you don’t miss it!

The proud competitors from the best bars and restaurants will take on the challenge of presenting an exclusive creation to an eager crowd who never fails to be there, as well as a panel of experts. They will have the difficult (but nonetheless delicious!) task of judging the creations based on originality of ingredients and concept, as well as the balance of flavours. Here is the complete list of cocktail artisans whom you will have the opportunity to see in action this year!

1.Christopher Rail – Shangri-la Hotel
2.Jordan Fricker-Vermeltfoort – The Mule
3.Santiago Galvis – Miss Thing’s
4.Kyle Ferreira – Bar Sazerac
5.Maddy MacEachern – Insomnia
6.Marian Walsh – Bon Temps Hamilton
7.Kevin Barreca – La Carnita
8.Derick Dubblestyne –Antler
9.Myles Davis – Grace Restaurant
10.David William’s – Mallo
11.Stevie Stewart – Bar Volo
12.Trevor Caruso – Famous Last Words
13.Eric Carter – Clockwork
14.Stephanie Croft – Berkeley North
15.John Ko – Independent
16.Reuben Virasami – Maple Leaf Tavern
17.Vitus Wight – Barrio Coreano
18. Malik Deluy – The Drake Hotel

The two crowned winners of each category, Public’s Choice and Judges’ Choice, will represent Toronto at the National Finals taking place in Summer 2020! The finalists will try to win the coveted title of best MADE WITH LOVE’s best bartender in the country, and have a chance to win one of 14 trips to one of the MADE WITH LOVE affiliated distilleries :

2 Travels in Italy with Campari
2 VIP Experiences with Disaronno
2 Trips to Mexico with Espolon Tequila
2 Travels to Nicaragua with Flor de Caña
2 Trips to Scotland with Jura Whisky
2 Trips to New Orleans with Sazerac
2 Trips to Kentucky with Woodford Reserve

Monday, July 13th, from 6pm to 11 pm
Steam Whistle Brewing | 255 Bremner Blvd
Tickets : Early Bird (until June 29th) : $55
General admission (after June 29th) : $65
At the door : $75

Tickets are on sale at all participating establishments and online at
A ticket includes the tasting of all cocktails created by the competitors, food pairings, and the right to vote for the best bartender in Toronto! And we also have a few surprises in store for you, of course!

International event for cocktail enthusiasts and food epicureans, MADE WITH LOVE is your annual celebration of the craft cocktails industry! The public, along with a panel of renowned judges, are invited to witness this interactive competition by savouring exclusive and extravagant creations and vote for their favourites. Founded in 2009 in Montreal, MADE WITH LOVE has gained popularity through its mixology competition where passion and excellence bring the bartending community together to push the limits of creativity. Today, MADE WITH LOVE is active in 2 countries (Canada and Spain), and continues to develop internationally.

Espolòn Tequila
Flor de Caña
Jura Whisky
Old Forester
Southern Comfort
Tia Maria
Woodford Reserve

Steam Whistle Brewing

Contact information :
Isabelle Poliquin
National Event Planner
514-297-2015 |

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Creators of international events for cocktail lovers and culinary epicureans. Passion, excellence, extravagance, community.