Mother Earth Spirits is proud to announce that Mother Earth Spirits, represented by Hannah Forde-Smith of Chef & the Farmer (pictured), was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the Specialty Cocktail category at the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association Chef Showdown on Monday, August 27, 2018! Hannah used Mother Earth Gin to create “Parts Unknown” using charcoal-infused Mother Earth Gin, blueberry balsamic shrub, lemon juice, and egg white.
There were 21 chefs and six mixologists from across North Carolina that competed for the titles, judged in front of a panel of industry experts based on the presentation and taste of the dish as well as the best use and number of local North Carolina ingredients on each plate. Attendees also voted for their favorite dishes and drinks to determine the People’s Choice award winners for Best Savory Dish, Best Pastry Dish and Best Specialty Cocktail.
Read the full list of winners here!