Top 10 Reasons to Attend Science of Cocktails on Feb. 4

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Grant Sceney (Fairmont Pacific Rim) presented the Smoked Pineapple Martini at the Science of Cocktails preview event for a handful of special guests. Sceney was named the 2014 World-Class Canadian Bartender of the Year; he then went on to represent Canada in the Diageo World Class Finals against 46 of the world’s best bartenders and accomplished an impressive overall 4th place finish. Photo credit: Christopher Guy

Cocktail connoisseurs rejoice. On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Science World will transform into the largest mixology laboratory in town. There will be plenty of ridiculously cool gadgets to try and unusual yet delightful concoctions to drink. Forget the uptight and boring cocktail parties of yore. This is a high-octane experience that will usher meaning to the words “molecular mixology.” Because science.

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Science of Cocktails on Feb. 4

Booze! Charity! Bartenders! Make a Date for Vancouver’s Barate Kid Grand Final

Barate2If you like fun boozy charity fundraisers, then make a note in your diary for Monday 26th October when BC’s biggest bartender contest reaches its last lap at Republic on Granville Street with the grand finale of the Barate Kid Bartending Tournament. Running since March with seven qualifying events across Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria, Barate has the largest cash prize of any contest of its kind in Canada and is a serious test of bartenders’ speed, skill and drinksmanship. We spoke with Gez McAlpine of the Keefer Bar, co-organiser of the event to find out more.

“This is the fourth year that we’ve run the Barate Kid and this year is definitely the biggest so far. Initially we had an invite-only event but it took off and so many wanted to be involved we opened it up to all-comers. Unlike most other bartending contests, this is a lot of fun for the audience too: you won’t find people chatting in hushed voices about bespoke ingredients here, this is all about bartenders competing head to head to make classic cocktails as fast as they can. You don’t even need to wait to see who wins each heat as it’s a tournament-style event with a ‘sudden death’ outcome. Instant gratification!” Continue reading:
Booze! Charity! Bartenders! Make a Date for Vancouver’s Barate Kid Grand Final

Thirsty? Tales of the Cocktail Festival is coming Feb. 12-15

Take a little barrel-aged Cointreau.  Add some roasted almond infused bourbon, some Remy Martin and a splash of ginger beer.  And what do you get?

Roaming Buffalo Punch:  The official cocktail of the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver festival, Feb. 12-Feb. 15.  Started in 2002 in New Orleans, Tales of the Cocktail has grown to become the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together elite mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts for fine drinks, cuisine and culture.  Continue reading:
Thirsty? Tales of the Cocktail Festival is coming Feb. 12-15