Vancouver 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge

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.

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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.

The Apron

Apron Vesper

Apron Vesper

Apron Vesper

Price: $9

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

The Apron

3099 Corvette Way, Richmond

Tel: 604-303-6565

Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining

Twitter: @apronyvr

 

University Golf Club

A Pierced Heart

A Pierced Heart

A Pierced Heart

Price: $6

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

Tel: 604-225-2315

Web: www.universitygolf.com

Twitter: @UniversityGolf

 

ABODE Restaurant

Boa Bite

Boa Bite

Boa Bite

Price: $8

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

ABODE Restaurant

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.688-1411

Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @ABODERestaurant

 

Lift Bar & Grill

Backyard Brew”Banger”

Backyard Brew”Banger”

Backyard Brew”Banger”

Price: $8.50

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

Tel: 604-689-5438

Web: http://liftbarandgrill.com/

Twitter: @Liftbarandgrill

 

Pan Pacific Hotel

Ruby Line

Ruby Line

Ruby Line

Price: $16

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

Web: http://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-resorts/canada/vancouver/stay/dining.html

Twitter: @panpacificvan

Blacktail Florist

The Blacktail Sour

The Blacktail Sour

The Blacktail Sour

Price: $12

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

Blacktail Florist

332 Water Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-669 -0249

Web: http://blacktailflorist.ca/

Twitter: @THEFLORISTbc

 

Pinnacle Pier Hotel

The Stanley Park

The Stanley Park

The Stanley Park

Price: $10.50

Description: Martini

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

Tel: 604-986-7437

Web: http://pinnaclepierhotel.com/the_lobby.html

Twitter: @PinnaclePier

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

http://vancouverfoodster.com/100-mile-cocktail-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Cassandra Anderton

Writer and Broadcaster for many publications including her own http://goodlifevancouver.com/

Twitter: @goodlifevan

Dawn Chubai

Breakfast Television Host at City TV & Jazz Vocalist

Twitter: @dawnchubai

Christine McAvoy  

Photographer and Editor at Vancouver is Awesome

Twitter: @ChristineMcAvoy

Brian Webb  

Canada’s award-winning and top gay blogger on North American homoculture. www.homoculture.ca

Twitter: @br_webb