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Cold Tea hosts city's top bartenders for cocktail battle

Posted by Jen Hunter / February 20, 2014

Cold Tea Cocktail CompetitionOn Monday night, Kensington Market saw a repeat of the collaborative fundraiser between Thomas Lavers and Cold Tea: the "Happy Fun Times Cannery Restaurant Drink Competition," in aid of the Breast Cancer Society. Eight of Toronto's most popular restaurants and bars participated, with a bartender and a chef from each going head to head to find a winner. All contestants were charged with using cardamom somewhere in their drinks.

Representatives showed up from Bar Isabel, Momofuku Noodle Bar, 416 Snack Bar, Ursa, Valdez, Rose and Sons, and Home of The Brave, all of whom contributed gift certificates towards an accompanying charity auction. The night raised over $4000, with bar proceeds and tips all donated to the cause.

Check out all the action and delicious concoctions in this photo gallery.



Gosh / February 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Wow. West-end bartenders. Smug as heck $9/hour rockstars.
Rex replying to a comment from Gosh / February 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm
@Gosh: Wow, you can tell how smug they are from those photos alone? Just admit you're sad that there are no good bars east of Yonge St. We're very welcoming in the West. Come by some time.
openyourmind,ahole replying to a comment from Rex / February 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm
You clearly dont know the city very well.
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