Amber Bruce won the cocktail competition for her riff on a Manhattan. Photo by Isabella Sarmiento for Science of Cocktails
There was ice and fire, CO
2 and NO 2, test tubes and copper tubing and all sorts of mysterious gadgets. Most of all, there was great food and drink in support of an even greater cause.
The city’s top bartenders gathered in February at Telus World of Science for the fourth annual
Science of Cocktails event, where they demonstrated the myriad ways science contributes to cocktail culture.
Science World British Columbia / Flickr
While there will be a multitude of alcoholic beverages on the menu, this annual event is a far cry from the average cocktail party.
Science of Cocktails at the Telus World of Science offers a unique opportunity to see some of the industry’s most passionate mixologists work their alchemy on classic favourites as well as inspired new concoctions.
Science of Cocktails shakes things up at Science World
The Clough Club’s
Andrea Civettini won the cocktail competition at Science of Cocktails at Science World on Feb. 8, 2018. Science of Cocktails photo.
A sign outside the Science of Cocktails at Science World on Feb. 8, 2018.
Joanne Sasvari photo.
Bartender and Diageo World Class Canada 2014 winner
Grant Sceney at the VIP Lounge at Science of Cocktails 2018. Joanne Sasvari photo.
J-S Dupuis at Science of Cocktails 2018. Joanne Sasvari photo.
Kevin Brownlee at Science of Cocktails 2018. Joanne Sasvari photo.
Colin MacDougall at Science of Cocktails 2018. Joanne Sasvari photo.
With a puff of dry ice, the 2018 edition of Science of Cocktails has proven once again that physics, chemistry and thermodynamics are as important in your glass as the spirits and bitters.
Bartenders from all over Vancouver, as well as Calgary, Toronto, Halifax and Las Vegas, headed over to Science World last week to put their skills to the acid test.