MADE WITH LOVE TORONTO: the sacred fire for the art of cocktail!
A 9th successful edition of the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada
Toronto, March 27th, 2018 – Once again this year, Toronto 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 Fermenting Cellar.
The regional finalists, who had been selected in the qualification round held in January at Miss Thing’s, 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 600 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 Toronto, MADE WITH LOVE™ is proud to announce that Axel Gonzalez, representing Los Colibris, won the Judges’ Choice award with his Cirka Vodka Terroir-based cocktail, while Harrison Lee, representing The Diplomat, won the Public’s Choice award with his Grand Marnier-based cocktail. Both finalists will get to represent the city at the National Final that will be held in Ottawa on April 30th 2018.
Here are the official results of MADE WITH LOVE Toronto 2018:
1. Axel Gonzalez – Los Colibris
2. Adam Karpowicz – boutique bar
3. Albert Chan – NEAT
1. Harrison Lee – The Diplomat
2. Josh Mellet – Barchef
3. Michele Maffei – Noce Restaurant
Axel Gonzalez winning cocktail recipe:
Pear infused syrup
Egg white infused with peppercorn
Dehydrated pear with peppercorn sprinkle
Food pairing: Pear ceviche on a corn tostada
Harrison Lee winning cocktail recipe:
Yuzu basic stock
French oak and Spice Hydrosol
Thank you to our precious sponsors :
1800 Tequila – Campari Canada – CIRKA Distilleries – ESKA – Flor de Caña – Giulio Cocchi – Grand Marnier Canada – Red Bull – Ungava Gin – Woodford Reserve27