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.
Above: Mint from our rooftop garden
For more information and to participate in the Vancouver Foodster’s 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge, please click here or visit: http://vancouverfoodster.com/100-mile-cocktail-challenge/
So come on down to our ABODE and enjoy our south facing Robson Street patio or grab a window seat inside below Tom Dixon’s creative lighting and let us know what you think of the Boa Bite!
Above: Window seating facing Robson Street