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Made With Love

December 19, 2015

It’s the time of social merriment and that means cocktails flowing like water.

What better way to experience the best of the holiday season than with the cross Canada mixologist competition ‘Made with Love’!

Vancouver. Calgary. Toronto. Montréal. Halifax. Top mixologists duke it out to be Conqueror of the Cocktail.

I was lucky enough to be in attendance for the Québec finals of Made With Love in Montréal. And, it was SO MUCH FUN.

Every guest receives a ‘Made With Love’ dog tag. You wear it until you have found your drink of choice for the evening. Then bestow the lucky cocktail creator as if you were christening a knight or going steady? ; )

Whoever has the most tags, wins!

22 artisan bartenders. 22 cocktails. 22 canapés.

Ridiculously delicious. Bring your fat pants. Trust!

Criteria? Make an original beverage using: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Appleton Estate Rum, SKYY Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, Campari, 1800 Tequila, Disaronno, Wild Turkey Bourbon or Pineau de Charentes.

Then pair the creation with a complimentary bite. Talk about FLAVOUR.

My tops from the evening!

Best Savoury. Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey is super sweet and the balance Ms. Maillot created with the amber beer was spot on.

Best Entertainment. The foie gras dime bag was genius!

Best Mulled Whiskey. Loved this spin on the classic! Every event I go to with Lab is AMAZING.

Best Pairing. Hendrick’s gin with a chèvre & honey puff pastry? Shut your face! And may I have another, svp?

Best Rum Creation. Usually rum makes my teeth ache, but the ginger, lime & bitters beautifully balanced the sweet flavour. Bravo!

Best Innovation. Adding one’s own essence to the delightful sour was FANTASTIC. Love this for a dinner party soirée!

MY FAV. It tasted like strawberry shortcake. Heaven!

Ontario’s finalist’s will meet in Toronto this coming spring. (M Fab, may I stay with you, pretty svp?) Then all the winners across Canada will meet for the National ‘Made With Love’ competition!

I CANNOT WAIT. Tasting the best of Canadian mixology? Oui, svp!

If you can get your hands on a ticket to ANY of the upcoming ‘Made With Love’ competitions: GO. I’ll definitely be in attendance.

Chin Chin!

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