Last week Harmony Arts Festival presented its 3rd Night on the Pier, a celebration of cocktail culture. Under the late-day heat of the setting sun, Ambleside Pier was filled with visitors seeking thirst quenching cocktails.
Nine of Metro Vancouver’s top mixologists poured their original cocktail creations for guests to sample and enjoy, alongside small bites from Mamie Taylor’s, Feast the Neighbourhood Table, Sebastian & Co. Fine Organic Meats Ltd, Las Margaritas, Two Rivers Meats & Backyard Eatery.
After sipping all the cocktails, guests were invited to vote for their favourite to be crowned top mixologist.
After the votes were counted, Milestones’ bartender Souhail Rostainajad was crowned the people’s choice for top cocktail with his refreshing “Cocktails at Tiffany’s” featuring spirit sponsor Barcardi White Rum.
The other competing cocktails, bartenders, restaurant and spirit sponsors were:
Matthew Benevoli, Nomad – “West Coast Windstorm” featuring Southern Comfort & Charton Hobbs
Max Borrowman, Juniper Kitchen and Bar – Essence de Rouge featuring Grand Marnier
Amber Bruce, Keefer Bar – “From Sea to Sea” featuring Giffard & Torres Pisco, & Tempo Renovo Gin
Daniela Campos, Feast The Neighbourhood Table – “Hazy Prophet” featuring Aviation Gin
Levon Culbertson-Bottomley, Edible Canada – “Seaside Oolong Sour” featuring Sheringham Distillery
Sabrine Dhaliwal, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar – “Cherry Road” featuring Belvedere Vodka
Robyn Gray, Rosewood Hotel Georgia – “Bahamian Swizzle” featuring Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
Skye Haneul Kim, Cacao Progressive Latin – “atardecer en Ica” featuring Tacama Demonio de los Andes Pisco