Exploring the Made With Love Cocktail Competition – Vancouver
On August 20th, 2012 , the annual Made With Love Cocktail Competition took place at The Roundhouse in Yaletown
Made With Love holds cocktail competitions for the top bartenders all across Canada. Winners from Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Calgary & Vancouver are all headed to Halifax in October 2012 to compete in the finals.
Bartenders came from all over Vancouver & represented themselves & their establishments. Establishments represented were: Fiamo Italian Kitchen, The Oakwood Bistro, Pair Bistro, Lobby Lounge Bar at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Calabash Bistro, Jules Bistro, Indépendant, The Keefer Bar, Max’s Burgers, Calabash Bistro, Clough Club, Bitter Tasting Room
The Judges Choice Winner was Keenan Hood, with his creation; “Unpredicted Season” – Hornitos Tequila, Lemon Juice, Salted Plumb, Chrysanthemum Flower & Anise Syrup, Egg White, rimmed with Hawaiian Black Sea Salt, Lime Salt & Habanero Sugar
The Public’s choice winner was Shea Hogan, with the “Girvan Mark” – Hendricks Gin, Jagermister, Cucumber & Mint Shrub, Bittered Sling Orange & Juniper Bitters, With a foam of; Egg White, Grapefruit Juice, Makers Mark Bourbon, Lemongrass Simple Syrup & a Rosemary garnish