Vancouver Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Old Fashioned Cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their creations on their menu from October 4-27, 2019.

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

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite old fashioned 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 old fashioned cocktail creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Old Fashioned Cocktail creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Showcase Restaurant

Buttered Pineapple Old Fashioned

Buttered Pineapple Old Fashioned

Price: $12

Created by: Mia Glanz – In house Mixologist from Odd society – Local craft spirits house: @miaaglanz @oddsocietyspirits

Description: The Showcase Old Fashioned has roundness of Chivas 12 characteristics, balanced with clean buttered pineapple syrup and served with a single ice cube for a proper dilution.

Offered: 11am – 12am every day

Showcase Restaurant

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 639-4040

Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/

Twitter: @Showcase_Van

Instagram @showcaserestaurant

 

Davie Dosa Company

Old Fusioned

Old Fusioned

Price: $12

Created by: Anusha Pippala

Description: Jack Fruit and Kiwi muddled with Home-made spiced bitter gourd fusion bitters served over ice with 2oz of  Jameson Irish Whiskey

Offered: All the time

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5899

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

 

Ban Chok Dee Thai

Sweet Autumn

Sweet Autumn 

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description:  Thai pumpkin dessert got its turn to show off the Fall colors, bringing some warmth among friends and family with cinnamon infused bourbon, palm sugar, pumpkin along with citrus touch Grand Marnier and fresh orange peel. Garnished with pumpkin chip with coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds coating and cinnamon.

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee Thai

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Instagram @banchokdeethai

 

Origo Club

The Peculiar Fashion

The Peculiar Fashion

Price: $20

Created by: Winson Ho, Bar Manager

Description: By adding the “sherry”-like flavours of Jura’s Vin Jaune to the deep warmth of 15yo Madeira Cask Irish Whiskey Tyrconnell, we created a drink that really captures the tastes and imagination, as it’s both dry and mellow, warming and fresh, a peculiar fashion.

Offered: Tuesday-Sunday nights, from 5-10pm

Origo Club

110-6888 River Road, Richmond

Phone: (604) 285-8889

Web: https://origoclub.ca/

Instagram @origoclub

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

David Peng

Blogger at Picky Diners and Vancouver Foodie Pulse

Twitter: @pickydiner

Instagram: @pickydiner

 

Jess Chan

Vlogger for domoiscraving.com

Instagram @heyitsjesschan

 

Andrew Chan

Blogger and Photographer

Twitter: @eatwithmao

Instagram: @eatwithmao

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from October 4-27, 2019 http://vancouverfoodster.com/old-fashioned-cocktail-challenge/