Vancouver Foodster presents the 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge

After a successful Flatbread Challenge comes our 1st ever 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge featuring 7 restaurants and bars in Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver, that runs from July 4-27, 2014
Participating restaurants are showcasing Cocktail creations which required them to use at least 60% local ingredients that would be found in 100 mile radius. All of these cocktails entered were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these restaurants/bars during the challenge period .

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the 100 Mile Cocktail creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:

Cassandra Anderton

Writer and Broadcaster for many publications including her own

Twitter: @goodlifevan

Dawn Chubai

Breakfast Television Host at City TV & Jazz Vocalist

Twitter: @dawnchubai

Christine McAvoy  

Photographer and Editor at Vancouver is Awesome

Twitter: @ChristineMcAvoy

Brian Webb  

Canada’s award-winning and top gay blogger on North American homoculture.

Twitter: @br_webb

These are just some of the unique 100 Mile Cocktail creations in this challenge

ABODE Restaurant

Boa Bite

Boa Bite

Boa Bite

Price: $8

Description: The Boa Bite is a dry, incredibly refreshing cocktail inspired by the Snakebite and Black AKA Diesel – a popular cocktail from the UK made of lager or stout, hard cider and blackcurrant syrup. We’ve taken this favourite and replaced blackcurrant syrup with blackcurrant liqueur and added a fresh finish of muddled mint. Topped off with a garnish of house made caramel lacing, one sip from this cocktail will take you to the tropical climates where this exotic snake calls home.

Ingredients: Stanley Park Brewery Pilsner, Vancouver Island Merridale Traditional Craft Cider, Odd Society Spirit’s Crème de Cassis Liqueur, Mint (from our rooftop garden), Caramel garnish

Created by: Tannis Smith

Offered:  Monday – Thursday 11:00am – close; Friday – Sunday 11:30am – close

ABODE Restaurant

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.688-1411


Twitter: @ABODERestaurant

Blacktail Florist

The Blacktail Sour

The Blacktail Sour

The Blacktail Sour

Price: $12

Description: The drink is a complex and vegital cocktail, with sour notes from the fresh pressed rhubarb and a delicate sweetness to finish

Ingredients: Long Table Distillery Gin, Odd Society Creme de cassis, Rhubarb, Local Honey Syrup, Egg Whites

Created by: Connor Gotowiec

Offered: It is available TuesdaySunday 5pm-1145pm

Blacktail Florist

332 Water Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-669 -0249


Twitter: @THEFLORISTbc

Pinnacle Pier Hotel

The Stanley Park

The Stanley Park

The Stanley Park

Price: $10.50

Description: Martini

Ingredients: Yaletown Distilling Company Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, locally grown basil leaves, ‘Twisted Bitter’ Victoria Spirits, Rosemary grapefruit, Rabbit River Farms egg whites and garnish with basil leaf

Created by: Kelly Robert

Offered: All the time

Pinnacle Pier Hotel

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-986-7437


Twitter: @PinnaclePier

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here
Voting: The public is invited to order these cocktail creations ,at the participating restaurants and bars keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the cocktail creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from July 4-27, 2014

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Cocktail creation. 
We will announce the winning restaurants and their cocktail creations on July 28, 2014.

About Vancouver Foodster
Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year! 


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