Quebec city results 2016

Quebec’s 23 best barchefs were competing yesterday night as part as the MadeWithLoveTM Regional Final

Montreal, June 7, 2016 – The bar industry was unbridled on Monday night for the MadeWithLoveTM Regional Final, the largest Canadian cocktail competition, which was held at Château Frontenac in Quebec City.

After being selected at the qualifiers last March, 23 of the best Quebec City barchefs were competing tirelessly for a chance to win a place for the National Finals in 2017. More than 1,500 cocktail aficionados heeded the call to discover the exclusive cocktail creations and elect their favourite competitor.

This year, Jean-René Lebel from Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie won the heart of the public with his Fontaine de Jouvence cocktail and Jonathan Strokowski-Ross from bar Le Sam, Château Frontenac won the judges’ choice with his Sampari cocktail.

Our two winners will represent Quebec City at the MadeWithLoveTM National Finals in 2017. Both finalists will attempt to bring home the title of Canada’s best mixologist along with one of trips to partnering brand distilleries.

Official competition results:

Judges’ Choice TOP 3 

  1. Jonathan Strokowski-Ross – Le Sam, Château Frontenac
  2. André Duncan – OMG, Sherbrooke & Vincent Thuaud – Maelstrøm
  3. Jean René Lebel – Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie

Public’s Choice TOP 3

  1. Jean-René Lebel – Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie
  2. Sébastien Laframboise – Le District St-Joseph
  3. Julien Vézina – Le Bureau de Poste

Media’s Choice TOP 3

  1. Vincent Thuaud – Maelstrøm
  2. André Duncan – OMG, Sherbrooke
  3. Martin Perron – Le Capitole


Here are the 2 cocktail recipes from the winners:

Sampari Spritz by Jonathan Strokowski-Ross – Le Sam, Château Frontenac

  • Campari
  • Blood orange puree
  • Tonka bean syrup
  • Lemon Balm
  • Citric acid solution
  • Fleur de sel
  • Soda
  • Orange flavor Angostura


Fontaine de Jouvence by Jean-René Lebel – Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie

  • Skyy Vodka
  • Crâne litchi & melon d’eau déshydraté
  • Tonic syrup rose & lavender
  • Lime juice
    Raspberry bitter tincture


Congratulations to the 21 other competitors in the Regional Final for this unforgettable experience: 



Thanks to our precious partners: 

1800 Tequila / Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum / Campari / Disaronno / Skyy Vodka / Ungava Gin / Wild Turkey/

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