Vancouver Margarita Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Margarita Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their margarita creation from August 24 – September 17, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Sonia Beeksma, David Peng and Mary Sheridan

The Winners are: 

1st Place: 

Patron Tacos & Cantina

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

Israel Llamas

2nd Place: 

Ban Chok Dee

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

Executive Chef Parinya Loptson and Bartender Chika Ikeda

3rd Place: 

Stormcrow Tavern

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

 

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Margarita creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Ban Chok Dee

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

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Stormcrow Tavern

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

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Patron Tacos & Cantina

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

Thank you to all the chefs, restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their Margaritas on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Margarita creations! See all the creations here.

By: Richard Wolak