Vancouver Negroni Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Negroni Challenge. I have invited restaurants and bars from all over the city to enter their Negroni creations into this challenge, some have entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Negroni creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant and bar will be featuring their special creation on their menu from September 9 – October 2, 2022.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Negroni creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #NegroniChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite Negroni creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Negroni challenge posters at each of the participating restaurants and bars.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from September 9 – October 2, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Negroni creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

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

Diva at the Met

Negroni Blues

Price: $19

Created by: bartender Karolina Sliwinska

The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is proud to offer the Negroni Blues, crafted with Canadian-made, butterfly pea blossom infused, Empress 1908 Gin to create colour and softness, Aperol to add an herbal touch, and finished with white Vermouth for balance.

Ingredients: Empress Gin, Aperol, Bianco vermouth, sugar cube, blueberries, blueberry bitters

Garnish: sugared blueberries, Lemon twist

Available: all the time.

Diva at the Met

(inside the Metropolitan Hotel)

645 Howe St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 602-7788


Instagram @diva_met

Stock & Supply

The Butterfly Effect

Price: $19.50

Created by: William Wong

Description: We wanted to feature an exciting take on a Negroni by using our house-made butterfly pea syrup to display a vibrant hue of purple. It has bright and delicate floral notes that emphasizes the flavors of Gin.

 Ingredients: Long Table London Gin, Martini Bianco, Martini Dry, Grapefruit infused Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup

Available: Daily 3pm until 11pm

Stock & Supply

(inside the Delta by Marriott Vancouver Suites Hotel)

550 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Tel: (604) 899-3049


Instagram @stockandsupplyvan

Resurrection Spirits

Il Post Pisolino Negroni [The Post Nap Negroni]

Price: $15

Created by: Shawn Bachynski

Description:  Soft coconut aromatics, with espresso undertones mixed with the bittersweet Campari, then perfectly rounded out and complimented with the blend of the herbaceous, floral, roasted notes of the Amaro, and the bittersweet notes of vanilla and orange from the Carpano Antica Vermouth. Perfect as a tasty pick me up after a pleasant afternoon nap, easing into a calm fall evening.

Ingredients: Coconut fat washed Resurrection Gin, Espresso infused Campari, Amaro Montenegro, Giuseppe Carpano Antica Vermouth

Garnish: Toasted Coconut and Espresso Beans

Available: Thursday – Saturday all day.

Resurrection Spirits

1672 Franklin Street

Tel:(604) 253-0059


Instagram @resurrectionspirits

16 West Restaurant

Negroni Bastardo

Price: $13

Created by: Created by John Morris (goes by Morris)

Description: The style and character of the Caparinet with the playfulness and humour of the Sbagliato!

Ingredients: London Dry Gin, Campari, Vermouth Rosso, Vermouth Bianco, Prosecco, Orange Bitters, Orange, lemon

Available: Tuesday – Sunday from 4-10pm

16 West Restaurant

140 16th St W, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 988-7561


Instagram @16westrestaurant

Sciue Italian Bakery & Cafe

Aged Balsamic Negroni

Price: $13

Created by: the team

Description:gin, red vermouth, Luxardo Aperitivo, aged balsamic vinegar

Ingredients: gin, red vermouth, Luxardo Aperitivo, aged balsamic vinegar

Available: daily

Sciue Italian Bakery Caffe

126 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 689-7263


Instagram @sciuevancouver

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei

Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Writer for MyVanCity

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

Yuki No

Blogger for Pekopekolife

Twitter: @Pekopekolife

Instagram: @pekopekolife