Earlier this week, The Wanderlust Report was invited to attend Vancouver’s hottest summer soiree, hosted by Grey Goose at a private mansion in Vancouver’s posh Shaughnessy neighbourhood. The invite-only party kicked off with the prestigious Pour Masters Competition, where the crème de la crème of Canada’s top mixologists went head to head to win a spot at the finals held at GG’s estate in Cognac, France later this month. Peep some shots from the event below:
The Pour Masters Competition was judged by Grey Goose’s North American Ambassador Julien Lafond alongside guest judges David Kaplan and Alex Day, co-founders of the critically acclaimed Death & Company bar in NYC. Ten top bartenders, including mixologists from UVA, Chambar, West, Hotel Georgia’s Prohibition and YEW, went head to head in a challenge that involved putting a unique spin on carbonation.
The winner was Kevin Brownlee of the newly opened AnnaLena and his fresh pink cocktail Due South, garnished with carbonated “pop rocks” on the rim. Peep his recipe below!
2 parts Grey Goose L’Orange
1 part Fino Sherry
1/4 part rhubarb syrup
Sprigs of rosemary
Zest of lemon
Build ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. For the garnish, rim the martini glass with a mixture of carbonated sugar and dehydrated rhubarb – pop rocks. To complete, fine strain the cocktail into the martini glass and serve.