On February 4, over 1000 Vancouverites attended the Science of Cocktails event, to raise their glasses and more than $185,000 to benefit the Science World Class Field Trip charity program. This terrific program gives children from under-served schools a unique learning experience at Science World.
Approaching the familiar glowing sphere situated on the edge of False Creek brought on an instant sense of nostalgia. Right away, guests were greeted with the welcome drink of the evening, the El Ritmo, which is a Bacardi rum, pineapple, coconut cream, and cynar concoction created by Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus from The Diamond. Delivered with crushed ice and a sprig of fresh mint, the cocktail perfectly balanced the natural sweetness of the pineapple with the creaminess of the coconut cream.
On the second floor, Amber Bruce from The Keefer Bar put a modern twist on the classic martini by adding pearl dust, which is usually used in cake decorating, to her recipe. After being shaken, the cocktail continued to dance and shimmer in the glass up until it was enjoyed.
Other memorable cocktail experiences from the evening included the Ardbeg single malt scotch whisky mist that guests were asked to inhale with a straw, as well as the gin-based Kombucha Collins.
Aside from the over 25 unique drink stations, there were little stations where attendees could make their own LED coaster, participate in experiments, and interact with some of the exhibits.
Check out a few more images from the Science of Cocktails — a night of grown-up fun and great food and drinks at a place most often associated with the magic of childhood.