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The Lazy Gourmet’s Shannon Boudreau Wins Big at New Orleans Cocktail Competition

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Vancouver, BC | Vancouver officially has another cocktail queen, this time in the catering realm. The Lazy Gourmet’s Shannon Boudreau competed against other caterers and bartenders Northern American-wide at the annual Catersource Conference & Tradeshow in New Orleans. She took home top prize during the Swizzle! Competition with three custom cocktails based on trends for the upcoming year.

“In a competitive industry such as catering, we always need to innovate and educate ourselves professionally on new trends and draw inspiration from fellow colleagues at events such as Catersource,” says Boudreau, events and sales director at The Lazy Gourmet. “A custom cocktail bar is often a great way to elevate an event, and it is something many of our clients request. Be it themed, brand-specific, or classic, we are always able to create something special.”

The three winning cocktails include:

– Gin focus with The Cocoon – Evolution of a Butterfly, featuring Martin Miller Gin, butterfly pea flower blossoms, elderflower syrup, and a lavender sugar rim. This colour changing cocktail is part of the magic in cocktail trends.

– Vodka focus with Light Through the Fog, featuring Titos Handmade Vodka, orange blossom water, chartreuse and chamomile, egg white, chocolate bitters, shaved nutmeg, and 24 karat gold flakes. This elaborate cocktail follows the elaborate garnish trend.

– Whisky focus with A Canadian S’more, featuring Canadian whisky, maple syrup, smoked whisky salt, glass smoked with cherrywood, graham cracker dust, and marshmallow. This cocktail follows the science in cocktails trend.

Other trends Boudreau sees in catering this year, specific to cocktails, include DIY drink bars, juice bars, paper prints to top cocktails, in-home bars that come to you, and savoury cocktails such as a cacio e pepe martini.

Catersource Conference & Tradeshow was held February 24 to 27, 2019 this year in New Orleans. It is the leading live event in the catering realm, providing fresh ideas and new products for catering and event professionals.

For more information about The Lazy Gourmet, please visit www.lazygourmet.ca.

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