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Science of Cocktails is back and just around the corner. On February 8, Science World will again transform into Vancouver’s largest cocktail laboratory.

Think you have the strength and acceleration to be a professional bartender? Here you’ll get to track your speed via sensor technology.

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[Bartender Grant Sceney of Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel]

Award-winning bartenders will pair their creations with gastronomic treats prepared by local chefs in an important fundraiser that helps support Science World’s Class Field Trip Bursary Program for underserved schools.

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Imagine a cocktail coming your way via Laminar Jet! Bartenders Gez McAlpine (Bruichladdich) and Cam Brown (Clough Club) will be on hand to prepare this jet-set creation.

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This is truly a fascinating, one-of-a-kind event where you can actually learn about the chemistry, biology and physics behind modern cocktails and molecular gastronomy.

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And that’s not all. The evening also includes cocktail science fun and games, hands-on demos, tinkering with LED lights to create your own bling, a cocktail shaker challenge and more.

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[Chef Jesse Hochhausen’s ‘Char Sui’ pork rillettes with yuzu pearls, miso sesame emulsion, rice cracker, togarashi, perilla leaf]

Your ticket gets you up close and personal with some of the city’s finest mixologists — at 25+ bar stations around the venue.

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[Chef Takayuki Sato of Hapa Izakaya’s Pink Flower Roll: Sushi rice, asparagus, Albacore tuna, fried egg, topped with beet juice dye, white radish, shiso leaves]

Above are selected photos of the media preview held last week at Showcase Restaurant & Bar inside the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel downtown. Visit Science of Cocktails online for participating chefs and bartenders. Follow the action on social media using hashtag #ScienceofCocktails.

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Science of Cocktails

Date: Thursday, February 8; 8 pm to midnight
Venue: Science World at TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Tickets: General, $159; VIP, $289; available in advance online
*Note: This is a 19+ event. Tickets will be sold at the door based on availability. 

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