Ottawa Results 2018

MADE WITH LOVE Ottawa : the sacred fire for the art of cocktail!

A 2nd successful edition of the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada

Ottawa, March 20th, 2018 – Once again this year, Ottawa highlighted the talent of the city’s best mixologists at MADE WITH LOVE™, the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada. This Monday, audacious Barchefs competed to offer not just the best, but the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd that gathered for the comeback of the event at the Horticulture Building – Lansdowne Park.

The regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in January at Common Eatery, competed for the titles of Public’s Choice and Judges’ Choice in an atmosphere that awakened the senses. The Barchefs doubled with ingenuity so as not to let down the crowd of more than 700 cocktail lovers who showed their love and support to the local bartending scene.

Who was crowned the great winner? For this very special edition in Ottawa, MADE WITH LOVE™ is proud to announce that Erick Romolock, representing Fauna Food+Bar, won the Judges’ Choice award with his Cirka Vodka Terroir-based cocktail, while Jason Frederick, representing Common Eatery, won the Public’s Choice award with his Woodford Reserve Bourbon-based cocktail. Both finalists will get to represent the city at the National Final that will be held in Ottawa in May 2018.

Here are the official results of MADE WITH LOVE Ottawa 2018:

Judges’ Choice:
1. Eric Romolock – Fauna Ottawa
2. Jay Doggey – Common Eatery
3. Cody Nicoll – LOCAL Lansdowne

Public’s Choice:
1. Jay Doggey – Common Eatery
2. Cory Contini – Zoe’s Lounge – Fairmont Château Laurier
3. Stan Reyes – Datsun

Erick Romolock winning cocktail recipe:


Cirka vodka Terroir
Beet juice
Lemon juice
Caraway syrup.
Beet garnish

Food pairing: Borscht with sourcream

Jason Frederick winning cocktail recipe:

The Love of Wakanda

Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Chocolate Cherry Chili Tea
Vanilla Lime Infused Honey
Chocolate Tobacco Smoke
Woodford Reserve Spiced, Soaked & Smoked Cherries

Food pairing: Chocolate Cherry Brownie With Woodford Reserve White Chocolate Ganache

Thank you to our precious sponsors :

1800 Tequila – Campari Canada – CIRKA Distilleries – ESKA – Flor de Caña  – Grand Marnier Canada – Red Bull- Ungava Gin  – Woodford Reserve

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