When you arrive to our ABODE, you’ll meet Marilyn, the lady in our lounge having a cocktail in the sky.
Marilyn is known to put smiles on people’s faces. Her classic taste in a variety of cuisines and an array of cocktails acclaims our concept of modern comfort food and our new cocktail list. Classy and fun, glamourous and sophisticated – Marilyn transcends stereotypes and always stays true to her self.
Vancouver’s cocktail scene is explosive with tastes ranging dramatically on the “flavour scale.” We find that the best flavours come from locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients – so when the Vancouver Foodster invited us to participate in the 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge, we couldn’t wait to make a drink that boasted this philosophy.
After hours of very enjoyable research, brainstorming and tasting, we crafted our feature drink: the Boa Bite. This dry, incredibly refreshing cocktail is inspired by the Snakebite and Black AKA Diesel – a popular cocktail from the UK made of lager or stout, hard cider and blackcurrant syrup.
Above: the Boa Bite
We’ve taken this classic and added our own local flare with 99.98% local ingredients from Vancouver, Vancouver Island and muddled mint from our very own rooftop garden. The garnish of caramel lacing is the only ingredient not brewed, stewed or grown locally – but we do make the lacing in house.