Last week, I attended the Science of Cocktails at Science World as a media guest. The Science of Cocktails fuses the best bartenders in Vancouver and the love of science – biology, physics and chemistry. Ticket proceeds benefit underserved schools in Vancouver and the lower mainland with Science World’s Class Field Trips.
The event had some great food pairings from Blackbird, The Keg, Pidgin and many other great places. Some of the highlights for me included the Meringue, passionfruit, kaffir lime, white chocolate and coconut tart prepared by Showcase Restaurant and Bar – amazing mix of flavours, the Prime rib slider from the Keg was delicious (as expected from the Keg) and the Pork belly rice bowl from Pidgin.
Some of the notable cocktails I tried included: The Strawberry Mule (Absolut vodka, lime, strawberries, ginger beer) all in a delicious slush, Smoked pork fat wash Boulevardier ice cream (smoked pork washed JP Wiser’s, Campari, sweet vermouth, dry ice) in ice cream form, Hurricane-sicle (Appleton Estate rum, passionfruit, simple syrup and lemon juice) in a popsicle and the Japanese Cocktail with Orgeat Floss (Hennessy, orgeat, Angostura bitters) served with candy floss.
There was a VIP area for sponsors and those who wanted a more elevated experience – World Class bartenders served here including Vancouver’s own Lauren Mote. There were several cocktails and drinks offered here that they did not have outside including premium scotch, Ciroc ultra premium and a drink called Liquid Nitrogen (made with Tangueray No. Ten, Bulleit rye, Guinness, lime juice, mint, sugar syrup, caramel and milk.
Throughout the event, guests could walk through the exhibits and play with the mini-games. This is a great way to get out of the event area and enjoy the exhibits.
I really enjoyed the Science of Cocktails – I would say this is one of the best cocktail events I’ve been to in Vancouver – it’s really well planned, spaced out and the quality of each and every cocktail and food station is pretty good in comparison to other cocktail events.
It tends to get a bit crowded, especially during 9-10pm, so come as early so you can make your rounds quickly.
There was a lot of alcohol served, so if you enjoy trying different cocktails, you’ll want to put this on your list of events to check out! But that being said, the Science of Cocktails is so popular, it sells out fairly quickly – best to get your tickets as soon as you can.
For more information and to nab some pre-sale tickets for 2018, be sure to check out the website here: https://www.scienceworld.ca/cocktails