Since its debut in 2016, Science of Cocktails has been a showcase of Vancouver’s emerging food & drink scene. This year the event offers 35 alcohol stations, 14 food stations, seven mock-tail stations, and 17 science related programs. Proceeds from the ticket sales, silent auction prizes and 50/50 will go to Science World’s Class Field Trip Bursary Program. The 2019 event raised a total of $280,000 which grants 8,000 students a trip to Science World.
Vancouver Weekly was blessed with media access to the event and we now offer our unsolicited and unqualified opinion by presenting our meaningless awards for the evening.
Day Drinking Starter
The first award is for the cocktail that is most likely to be consumed before noon. This year’s winner is the Bartender Breakfast 2.0 with Bruichladdich Scotch, KIND granola bar syrup, chamomile, lemon juice, clarified with milk. Truly the breakfast of champions.
Thank Goodness It’s Friday
This award is presented to the cocktail you would most likely enjoy after a hard week of work. The Bath Bomb Gin & Tonic by Queensborough Gin receives this award not just because it is a great drink to unwind with, but because you can take a relaxing bath in it.
Fleeting Emotion & Element Most Fundamental for Human Sustenance
The award goes to Happy Water’s natural spring water. We would have been surprised if anyone else won.
Cocktail of the Night
The award we all came for. The High Tea Highball with Alderwood smoked tea infused Johnnie Walker Black Label and Amontillado sherry, Imperial English Breakfast cordial, Bittered Sling Plum & Rootbeer bitters, ginger kombucha, fresh nutmeg. This award was definitely not going to a cocktail with an ingredient list of cranberry & vodka.
Honorable mention to Mount Gay’s Volcano Cocktail the “Pseudo Science” (pictured below) because no science fair is ever complete without a volcano.
Pre-sale tickets are now available for next year’s event until the end of February.