2018-2019 National Finals

Press Release

Thomas Yeo wins MADE WITH LOVE 2018-2019 National Finals!

HALIFAX, May 14th 2019 – After a full year of Qualifiers and Regional Finals across Canada to recruit the industry’s most passionate mixologists, the 10th Anniversary Edition of MADE WITH LOVE has finally crowned Canada’s Best MWL Bartender, Thomas Yeo, from Highwayman, in Halifax!


This year, the National Finals presented a major challenge to the 10 participants: to create a cocktail based on one of the 6 courses offered during a traditional gastronomic dinner in order to serve a liquid meal to the public. Each bartender was assigned a course among the hors d’oeuvres, soups, crudos, meats, cheeses and desserts.

Once again, all participants competed with outstanding originality and extravagance, impressing our judges and the public in remarkable ways. In the end, Thomas Yeo, of Highwayman, in Halifax, took home the National Champion title of the 2018-2019 MADE WITH LOVE tour!

Thomas’ winning recipe

Fee Fie Faux Pho

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Vietnamese herb syrup
  • Pho spiced pineapple juice
  • Lime juice
  • Thai chili sauce
  • Concentrated Pho Broth

Huge congratulations to all national finalists who all win a trip to one of our partner distilleries!

Kevin GaffneyLe Sam, Bistro Evolutif – Quebec City

Luc PouliotLe Shaker – Quebec City

Thomas YeoHighwayman – Halifax

Andrew KeyesLot Six Bar & Restaurant – Halifax

Alexandre LindsayBar Le Jockey – Montreal

Jérémie DussaultLe Mile Public House – Montreal

Quintana TaylorEldorado Taco – Ottawa

Matt AzevedoMati Ottawa – Ottawa

Mpilo FerreiraBar Sazerac – Toronto

Derick DubblestyneAntler – Toronto

A special thanks to our precious partners for this Anniversary 2018-2019 Edition:

Campari Canada / Disaronno / Drink Atlantic Cocktail Competition / Espolòn Tequila / Flor de Caña / Southern Comfort / Woodford Reserve

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