EDMONTON’S COCKTAIL ENTHUSIASTS CONQUERED
Edmonton, July 25th, 2017 – For the first time ever, Edmonton highlighted the talent of the region’s mixologists by warmly welcoming MadeWithLove, the largest mixology competition in Canada. This Monday, thirteen audacious barchefs confronted to offer not just the best, but the ultimate creation that would amaze the epicurean crowd at the beautiful venue that is the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald from 6 pm to 11 pm
The thirteen regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in June, competed for the titles of Public’s Choice and Judges’ Choice in an atmosphere that awakened the senses. The barchefs doubled with ingenuity not to let down the crowd of 300 cocktail lovers who showed their support to the local bartending scene.
Who was crowned the great winner? For its first edition in Edmonton, MadeWithLove is proud to announce that Tyler Gushaty representing North 53 won the Judge’s choice award with his Grand Marnier-based cocktail and Leland Morrison representing Black Pearl seafood bar won the Public’s Choice award with his Ungava gin-based cocktail.
This well-deserved victory will bring these two barchefs to compete against the best Canadian mixologists at the MadeWithLove final in May 2018. Both finalists will try to bring home the title of best Canada’s barchef along with a trip in one of our partner’s distilleries.
Official competition results:
1. Tyler Gushaty – North 53
2. Nathan Hewitt – Nineteen XIX
3. Corey Wilfert – Rostizado – by Tres Carnales
1. Leland Morrison – Black Pearl Seafood Bar
2. Corey Wilfert – Rostizado – by Tres Carnales
3. Jared Schmidt – Biera
Tyler Gushaty’s winning recipe:
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh orange juice
Fresh muddled thyme
Food pairing: Mexican shrimp hors d’oeuvre
Leland Morrison’s winning recipe:
Fresh Lemon Juice
Burnt Lemon Juice
Basil Infused Syrup
Food Pairing: Cured East Coast Oyster with Dill Gremolata
Thank you to our precious partners:
1800 Tequila / Campari / Flor de Caña / Grand Marnier / Ungava Gin /