VANCOUVER — Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist Bar has been named the North-American finalist in the Lucas Bols “Bols Around the World” competition.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the competition has shifted its criteria from individual to team submissions and will see six bar teams from around the world compete in the Lucas Bols Experience Grand Championship in Amsterdam on June 19.
For the regional competition, bar teams were tasked with creating a cocktail with a unique concept and presentation, which required submission of a one- to two-minute video outlining how the cocktail and concept came to life. The top regional team then underwent a final review by industry icons to select the six teams taking part in the grand finale.
For the regional competition, the Botanist Bar team created a floating cocktail inspired by the fifth element of spirit. Dubbed Into the Æther, the cocktail features Bols Genever, white tea, elemental vermouth, forest herbs and seawater.
The finale will include hosting a pop-up highlighting the teams’ home bars on Reguliersdwarsstraat — a popular street in Central Amsterdam known for great bars and restaurants.