Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 100 Mile Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their 100 mile cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring their 100 mile cocktail creations on their menu from July 4-27, 2014.
How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the 100 mile cocktail creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best 100 mile cocktail creation for the People’s Choice award winners.
Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CocktailChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.
Voting criteria – some things to help you judge your favourite 100 mile cocktail creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.
Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more and taste the different cocktail creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites
Here are the 7 Cocktail creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.
Description: A local twist on the classic James Bond favourite
Ingredients: Long Table Distillery London Dry Gin, Long Table Distillery Texada Vodka, Triple Sec, Agnostura Bitters, Orange Twist
Created by: Allister Cave
Offered: Lunch and Dinner 11am – 11pm
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond
University Golf Club
A Pierced Heart
Description: A Pierced Heart, is a marriage of two classic summer drinks, the strawberry lemonade, and a white wine spritzer. The inspiration for this wine cocktail came from the thought of sitting on a sun drenched patio overlooking a home garden. We’ve tried to re-create that made-at-home satisfaction with homemade lemonade, garden strawberries and basil, all ingredients easily gown at home. The wine we have selected, the Domain Chaberton Reserve Bacchus, has flavours of apricots, nectarines and lemon. This off-dry white pairs well with the sweetness in the lemonade and strawberries, and we brought in the basil to bring this wine cocktail back down to earth and the pacific summer garden. Great for a cheeky sip on a sun soaked deck.
Ingredients: Domain Chaberton Reserve Bacchus, Local Strawberry Coulis Made In House, Local Sliced Strawberry, House Made Lemonade, Hand Rolled Basil Leaves grown in our herb garden, Soda, Rocks.
Created by: Wylie Spencer
Offaired: The cocktail will be offered all the time, especially on our sun drenched patio.
University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd. Vancouver
Description: The Boa Bite is a dry, incredibly refreshing cocktail inspired by the Snakebite and Black AKA Diesel – a popular cocktail from the UK made of lager or stout, hard cider and blackcurrant syrup. We’ve taken this favourite and replaced blackcurrant syrup with blackcurrant liqueur and added a fresh finish of muddled mint. Topped off with a garnish of house made caramel lacing, one sip from this cocktail will take you to the tropical climates where this exotic snake calls home.
Ingredients: Stanley Park Brewery Pilsner, Vancouver Island Merridale Traditional Craft Cider, Odd Society Spirit’s Crème de Cassis Liqueur, Mint (from our rooftop garden), Caramel garnish
Created by: Tannis Smith
Offered: Monday – Thursday 11:00am – close; Friday – Sunday 11:30am – close
1223 Robson Street, Vancouver
Lift Bar & Grill
Description: A fabulous summertime thirst quencher with layers of locally inspired ingredients.
Ingredients: Deep Cove Craft Vodka, Fraser Valley cherry infused bourbon, Galliano, Parallel 49 Tricycle Grapefruit Pilsner, Fraser Valley raspberries, Mint, Chilliwack honey
Created by: Geoff Way
Offered: All day
Lift Bar and Grill
333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver
Pan Pacific Hotel
Description of drink- a tangy and refreshing summer sipping cocktail inspired by the St. John’s Newfoundland area known as the Ruby Line, where rhubarb grow wild and are a summer treat.
Ingredients: Long Table Distillery Gin, Glorious Organics rhubarb juice, Moondog cherry suis bitters, strawberry, vanilla bean syrup, rhubarb spear
Created by: Scott Moriarty
Offered: it is available at all time Noon – Midnight in the Cascades Lounge and Patio
Pan Pacific Vancouver
999 Canada Place Way #300, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 662-8111
The Blacktail Sour
Description: The drink is a complex and vegital cocktail, with sour notes from the fresh pressed rhubarb and a delicate sweetness to finish
Ingredients: Long Table Distillery Gin, Odd Society Creme de cassis, Rhubarb, Local Honey Syrup, Egg Whites
Created by: Connor Gotowiec
Offered: It is available Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-1145pm
332 Water Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-669 -0249
Pinnacle Pier Hotel
The Stanley Park
Ingredients: Yaletown Distilling Company Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, locally grown basil leaves, ‘Twisted Bitter’ Victoria Spirits, Rosemary grapefruit, Rabbit River Farms egg whites and garnish with basil leaf
Created by: Kelly Robert
Offered: All the time
Pinnacle Pier Hotel
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Make sure you pick up one of the 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite Cocktail creations. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at
Our Media judges for this challenge are:
Writer and Broadcaster for many publications including her own http://goodlifevancouver.com/
Breakfast Television Host at City TV & Jazz Vocalist
Photographer and Editor at Vancouver is Awesome
Canada’s award-winning and top gay blogger on North American homoculture. www.homoculture.ca