Vancouver Margarita Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Margarita Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their margarita creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring their margaritacreations on their menu from August 24 – September 17, 2017.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the margarita creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best margarita 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 #MargaritaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets and instagram posts during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite margarita 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 5 Margarita creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

The Pawn Shop YVR

Blueberry Elderflower Margarita

Blueberry Elderflower Margarita

Price: $9.95

Description: made with Casamigos Blanco, St. Germaine Elderflower, Triple Sec, lime juice, blueberry syrup , Salt Rim and Lime Wheel Float.

Created by: Casey Brady

Offered:  7 days a week, 11am – 1am

The Pawn Shop YVR

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver

Web: http://thepawnshopyvr.com

Twitter: @PawnShopYVR

Instagram: ThePawnShop YVR

 

Stormcrow Tavern

Scarif Tropical Blast Margarita

Scarif Tropical Blast Margarita

Price: $10

Created by: Cole Hayton

Description: Lower your shields with the Scarif Tropical Blast Margarita! Made with Plantain infused Tequila Blanco, Sieta Misterios Doba-Yej Mezcal for that smoky just-shot blaster flavour, Storm Trooper collected coconut milk, AT-ACT grilled pineapple, lime, brown sugar and salted rim. It’ll make you forget about the Imperial Troopers shooting at you and let you become one with the Force.

Offered: 11am-Close everyday

Storm Crow Tavern

1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 566-9669

Web: http://www.stormcrowtavern.com/

Twitter: @stormcrowtavern

Instagram:  @stormcrowtavern

 

Ban Chok Dee

CoCo-MangoRita

CoCo-MangoRita

Price: $10

Created by:  Parinya Loptson

Description: A Taste of Thai mix – Tamarind and palm sugar with Mexican Coconut Tequila, Mezcal and mix Citrus really refreshing with before the end this summer.

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

Patron Tacos & Cantina

Coconut Spice Margarita

Coconut Spice Margarita

Price: $9.95

Description: Coconut transforms the ordinary margarita into something very special. A combination of coconut tequila, coconut milk, homemade syrup, and chili flakes makes this drink unique.  Coconut Spice Margarita is our humble offering remind you a perfect summer night.

Created by: Head Bartenders Israel Llamas & Carlos Bermudez.

Offered: all the time

Patron Tacos & Cantina

265 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3368

Web: http://www.patrontc.com/

Twitter: @patrontc

Instagram: @patrontc

 

U & I Thai

Blueberry Margarita

Blueberry Margarita

Price: $8

Created by: Chef Ui Ratsomjit

Description: With Gold Tequila, Lime Juice, Syrup, Triple Sec, Fresh Blueberry

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

and

U & I Thai

33261 1 Ave, Mission

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram: @u_and_i_thai_

and

U & I Thai

3757 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram @u_and_i_thai_

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Margarita Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are here.

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Sonia Beeksma

Host/ TV Personality/ Traffic – Weather Anchor/ Entertainment Reporter @CTVVancouver @ctvmorninglive

Twitter: @SoniaBeeksma

Instagram: @soniabeeksmatv 

 

David Peng

Blogger at Picky Diners and Vancouver Foodie Pulse

Twitter: @pickydiner

Instagram: @pickydiner

 

Mary Sheridan

Food Blogger for her own Vancouver Bits and Bites Blog

Twitter: @MaryinVancity

Instagram @MaryinVancity