This just in: "Calgary bartender Timo Salimaki of The Living Room Restaurant and Bar won the title of Canada’s Most Imaginative Bartender last week in Toronto," according to a news release we received today. (That's him, below.)
"Ten finalists were selected from across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal) to compete in the global competition. Timo will go on to represent Canada at the global finals in Laverstoke, UK in August."
And here, his winning drink:
The Mirepoix Experience
2 oz Bombay Sapphire
1/4 oz Cointreau
1 oz Mirepoix Soup
1/2 oz honey ginger syrup
1/2 of a freshly squeezed lemon
Method: Place all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice, and shake. Double strain into a chilled coupe. Serves one.