Vancouver Mocktail Challenge

Welcome to the first Vancouver Foodster Mocktail Challenge. Restaurants from all over Metro Vancouver were invited to enter their Mocktail creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Mocktail creations on their menu from June 14 – July 7, 2024.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Mocktail 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 #MocktailChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite mocktail 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 Mocktail challenge posters at each of the participating restaurants and bars.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from June 14 – July 7, 2024.

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

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

Vancouver Aquarium

Axolotl-licious Chiller

 Price: $13.99

Created by: Anthony Pratt, Shannon Kardera, Angelo dela Roca

Description:  A new frozen sensation is making a splash this summer! The Axolotl-licious Chiller blends tangy cherry slushy swirled with creamy vanilla soft-serve ice cream in an irresistibly cute axolotl souvenir cup, that is yours to keep! Dive into one today, only at Vancouver Aquarium.

Ingredients: Custom-designed axolotl-themed souvenir cup, Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream, British Columbia Strawberries and Cherry Flavoured Slushy.  

Available: Daily all the time

Vancouver Aquarium Upstream Bar & Grill

845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Tel:(778) 655-9554


Instagram @vanaqua

Food by Fanta

Tom Yumgarita

Price $9

Created by: Kathy Mungkhun & Parinya Loptson

Description: This refreshing summer mocktail drink brings back the feeling of your trip to Thailand. 

The aroma of Tom yum ingredients got combined beautifully into our “Tomyumgarita“ 

The aroma & sweetness of this homemade lemongrass galangal and lime leaves syrup and preserved cherry tomatoes jam get mixed with the freshly squeezed lime juice, also a hint of the spiciness from Thai chili infused! Last but not least, the Tom yum rim gives a little kick to drink! Enjoy.

Ingredients: Lime juice, Lemongrass, Lime leaves, Galangal, Chili, Homemade cherry Tomato jam, A dash of Tabasco, Tomyum herbal Salt rim, bubbly lime. 

Offered: all the time

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803


Instagram @foodbyfanta

Maizal RMF

Spicy Guava Margarita

Price: $7.95

Created by: Rodrigo Vela


Ingredients: Guava, sour soup, lime, jalapenos, agave syrup, tajin and the secret ingredient

Offered: all the time for dine-in and take-out

Maizal RMF

2815 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 709-0813


Instagram: @maizal_rmf

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Corey Lee

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram @sweettoothguy

tiktok @sweettoothguyishere

Emma Clark

Blogger and Instagrammer


Rebecca Coleman

Food Writer, Social Media, YouTuber and Cookbook Author

Twitter: @rebeccacoleman

Instagram @rebeccacoleman