On the town: Science of Cocktails 2016

Science of Cocktails raised over $185,000 for Science World’s Class field trip program and saw B.C.’s best bartenders mix up special cocktails for the event.

 

Mike Shum, bartender at Fairmont Pacific Rim, won the cocktail competition with his CO2 Cool For School.
The Mackenzie Room’s Arthur Wynne was one of several bartenders who played with dry ice.
Now back on the wood—at Boulevard Restaurant & Bar—bartender extraordinaire JS Dupuis atomizes Ardbeg.
On the main stage, Cam Brown, of Kelowna’s Bacaro, explains the chemistry of his cocktail.

2016 Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Competition

Twelve of B.C.’s top bartenders took on the Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey competition at Hastings Racecourse in July, using Bulleit Bourbon as the base for their race day creations

Jayce Kadyshuk won the Fastest Bartender award for Victoria’s Clive’s Classic Lounge.

L’Abbatoir’s Katie Ingram dressed the part and raced to an Honourable Mention with her Match Point.
Royal Dinette’s Kaitlyn Stewart took home the cup with her Bojack Horseman.

Justin Taylor (The Cascade Room) shook his Horse Play to the tune of the Lone Ranger to win an Honourable Mention.

The winning cocktail by Kaitlyn Stewart combined Bulleit Bourbon with a house-made Okanagan cherry shrub and Stewart’s own Milk Liqueur.

 

Ginapalooza 2016

The second annual Canadian celebration of all things gin, Ginapalooza, hit bars across Vancouver in June, with a public vote on the best bespoke beverages served. 

Tearing up the city’s cocktail scene right now, Royal Dinette’s Kaitlyn Stewart took first place with Rock, which included lavender honey mead and Concord grape vinegar.

Tied for the runner-up spot was Justin Taylor’s Cascade Room entry, Bear Essentials.

The other runner-up was Yew Restaurant’s Firefighter, created by Phil Srigley.

Shaun Layton’s craft Juniper G&T came in third.

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