Name: Jason Frederick
Venue: Common Eatery
City: Ottawa, Ontario

1. Where are you from?
Da 613 baby Ottawa background Trinidad & Tobago!

2. How long have you been a bartender and how did you get into bartending?
Bartending 23 years, Cocktails 10 years, Mixology 6 years

3. Where/when was your first gig?
Bartending my dad’s soccer teams year end party. It was a rented hall in the Best Western Hotel.
How many bartending jobs have you had?
About 12

4. How did you get involved with your venue?
I was contacted by 2 owners when I was in British Columbia to run my own bar and I gladly accepted, and here we are now!

5. What kind of cocktails do you serve at your bar/ restaurant?
We serve Hand Crafted Creative Craft Cocktails if you want me to be honest.
What cocktails are your favorites?
Bitter and booze forward but I enjoy a good cider from time to time.

6. What turns you on about bartending, what are the new trends that are exciting you?
To watch someone take that first sip, watch their eyes roll back and yell out “This is amazing!!”. What’s more of a turn on than that! It seems old but I love me some smoke. Smoke in or around cocktails makes me jump like a kid.

7. What’s your cocktail-making style?
Outside the box for sure. I wanna make cocktails and use ingredients people don’t wanna use. What are some of your favorite cocktails to make? Toro Toro aka Boulevardier. Better known @commoneatery as a Bully!

8. What spirit is sexiest to you?
MEZCAL Why? It’s clear & looks innocent. You probably think it’s Tequila but it’s a smokey lingering spirit that makes me wanna say I DO. Ya, that’s Mezcal.

9. What do you drink as a shot?
I don’t mind Mezcal

10. What are some of your favorite ingredients to work with?
Anything fresh really, I love vegetables and herbs.

11. Which bartenders have been inspirations for you?
Mr. Dushan Zaria, Andrew Schneider, Gerry Jobe are my Top 3

12. If you could work in any bar in the world for one night where would it be?
EMPLOYEES ONLY

13. Where do you head on your night off?
Lol! Back to work to observe the bar as a guest. That’s how I get a lot of inspiration & ideas.

14. What’s your favorite cocktail to order at a bar?
Dealer Choice. I love to see creativity on the spot.

15. Do you have a funny bar story to tell us?
The only reason I took a bartending course in college was so I could play soccer! Wow! I would never have thought it would have turned out like this.

16. What is the most ridiculous cocktail request you had?
I was asked to make a cocktail with blue cheese

17. What got you into MADE WITH LOVE and how do you feel about the National Finals?
My Brother Warren. I’m excited & honored to be apart something so big, it would be amazing to win a competition like this. Can’t wait to get started. Thank You!

Name: Jason Frederick
Venue: Common Eatery
City: Ottawa, Ontario

1. Where are you from?
Da 613 baby Ottawa background Trinidad & Tobago!

2. How long have you been a bartender and how did you get into bartending?
Bartending 23 years, Cocktails 10 years, Mixology 6 years

3. Where/when was your first gig?
Bartending my dad’s soccer teams year end party. It was a rented hall in the Best Western Hotel.
How many bartending jobs have you had?
About 12

4. How did you get involved with your venue?
I was contacted by 2 owners when I was in British Columbia to run my own bar and I gladly accepted, and here we are now!

5. What kind of cocktails do you serve at your bar/ restaurant?
We serve Hand Crafted Creative Craft Cocktails if you want me to be honest.
What cocktails are your favorites?
Bitter and booze forward but I enjoy a good cider from time to time.

6. What turns you on about bartending, what are the new trends that are exciting you?
To watch someone take that first sip, watch their eyes roll back and yell out “This is amazing!!”. What’s more of a turn on than that! It seems old but I love me some smoke. Smoke in or around cocktails makes me jump like a kid.

7. What’s your cocktail-making style?
Outside the box for sure. I wanna make cocktails and use ingredients people don’t wanna use. What are some of your favorite cocktails to make? Toro Toro aka Boulevardier. Better known @commoneatery as a Bully!

8. What spirit is sexiest to you?
MEZCAL Why? It’s clear & looks innocent. You probably think it’s Tequila but it’s a smokey lingering spirit that makes me wanna say I DO. Ya, that’s Mezcal.

9. What do you drink as a shot?
I don’t mind Mezcal

10. What are some of your favorite ingredients to work with?
Anything fresh really, I love vegetables and herbs.

11. Which bartenders have been inspirations for you?
Mr. Dushan Zaria, Andrew Schneider, Gerry Jobe are my Top 3

12. If you could work in any bar in the world for one night where would it be?
EMPLOYEES ONLY

13. Where do you head on your night off?
Lol! Back to work to observe the bar as a guest. That’s how I get a lot of inspiration & ideas.

14. What’s your favorite cocktail to order at a bar?
Dealer Choice. I love to see creativity on the spot.

15. Do you have a funny bar story to tell us?
The only reason I took a bartending course in college was so I could play soccer! Wow! I would never have thought it would have turned out like this.

16. What is the most ridiculous cocktail request you had?
I was asked to make a cocktail with blue cheese

17. What got you into MADE WITH LOVE and how do you feel about the National Finals?
My Brother Warren. I’m excited & honored to be apart something so big, it would be amazing to win a competition like this. Can’t wait to get started. Thank You!

Ah! Cinco de Mayo, the ultimate day to take advantage of the epicurean pleasures that Mexican culture has to offer: enchiladas, tacos, Cerveza…Tequila!

Tequila you say?!
YES!
Yet there’s much more than Margaritas or Palomas that honor this agave-based spirit.

In order to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as it should, MADE WITH LOVE is pleased to offer you the 4 cocktail recipes made from 1800 Tequilathat swayed the judges and the public during the 2016-2017 Regional Finals.

This year, push the limits of your creativity and get inspired by our 4 national champions, with recipes that will spice up your party through Mexican flavors:

Passionately Nuts – Jasmine Radu
Judges’ Choice / Vancouver Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz Passion Fruit Purée
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Orgeat
  • 2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog Bitters

Senora Blanca – Vasili Panagopoulosu
Judges’ Choice / Halifax Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 0.75 oz Passion Fruit syrup
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 3 drops Orange blossom water
  • 1 dash Mole Bitters
  • Kombucha

From Past to Present – Jamison Cass
Judges & Public’s Choice / Toronto Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 1 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 0.5 oz Pineapple Shrub
  • 0.25 oz Kaffir & Eucalyptus Gomme syrup
  • Spiced Banana Mist
  • Hickory Smoked Lava Salt Mist

The Mexican Stand Off – Jason Frederick
Public’s Choice / Ottawa Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz Rosemary & Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Agave & Pomegranate reduction
  • 2 dashes of Bittered Sling Lem-Marrakech Bitters

Would you like more?

You’re in luck!

MADE WITH LOVE will hold its National Final on May 16th at TRH Bar in Montreal, where our 14 finalists will battle it out in hopes of winning the coveted title of Best Barchef in Canada!

It’s a date!

Salud!

Ah! Cinco de Mayo, the ultimate day to take advantage of the epicurean pleasures that Mexican culture has to offer: enchiladas, tacos, Cerveza…Tequila!

Tequila you say?!
YES!
Yet there’s much more than Margaritas or Palomas that honor this agave-based spirit.

In order to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as it should, MADE WITH LOVE is pleased to offer you the 4 cocktail recipes made from 1800 Tequilathat swayed the judges and the public during the 2016-2017 Regional Finals.

This year, push the limits of your creativity and get inspired by our 4 national champions, with recipes that will spice up your party through Mexican flavors:

Passionately Nuts – Jasmine Radu
Judges’ Choice / Vancouver Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz Passion Fruit Purée
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Orgeat
  • 2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog Bitters

Senora Blanca – Vasili Panagopoulosu
Judges’ Choice / Halifax Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 0.75 oz Passion Fruit syrup
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 3 drops Orange blossom water
  • 1 dash Mole Bitters
  • Kombucha

From Past to Present – Jamison Cass
Judges & Public’s Choice / Toronto Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 1 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 0.5 oz Pineapple Shrub
  • 0.25 oz Kaffir & Eucalyptus Gomme syrup
  • Spiced Banana Mist
  • Hickory Smoked Lava Salt Mist

The Mexican Stand Off – Jason Frederick
Public’s Choice / Ottawa Regional Finals 2016-2017

  • 2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz Rosemary & Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Agave & Pomegranate reduction
  • 2 dashes of Bittered Sling Lem-Marrakech Bitters

Would you like more?

You’re in luck!

MADE WITH LOVE will hold its National Final on May 16th at TRH Bar in Montreal, where our 14 finalists will battle it out in hopes of winning the coveted title of Best Barchef in Canada!

It’s a date!

Salud!