Category: drink

Inside The Rum Exchange

From the founder of Pravda Vodka Bar and Troika Vodka Boutique comes Toronto’s newest rum bar – The Rum Exchange. Located in the heart of downtown at Bay and Richmond, The Rum Exchange opened its doors on April 3rd, 2014.

Taking over the Lucien restaurant space, the new East Thirty-Six restaurant and cocktail bar is now open at 36 Wellington East, featuring a flair for haute French cuisine and craft cocktails brought to you by the duo of Chef Brent Maxwell and mixologist, Julien Salomone.

Winner of Judge's Choice: Jay Meyers (Hudson Kitchen) and Winner of People's Choice: Michael Mooney (Geraldine)

What’s the best way to spend a chilly start of the week? Lots of cocktails! Local bartenders flexing their skills battled it out at The Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place in front of 700 people this past Monday night. Organized by Made with Love, the annual cocktail competition brought together 17 finalists, representing various Toronto restaurants, to showcase the expanding mixology talent this city has to offer. One of two titles could be claimed, People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

Two of the honourable MadeWithLove judges: Matt Jones (Maker's Mark Ambassador), Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveller, Iron Chef America floor reporter)

The biggest cocktail competition in Canada came and went on Monday, March 25th, where the top sixteen finalists in Toronto competed for the MadeWithLove National Mixology Competition at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District. This event originated in Old Montreal in 2009, and within three years it has gained huge popularity across Canada and has become an international phenomenon. This year, the top local sixteen contestants created their own cocktails inspired by the neighbourhoods in the city of Toronto…

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