The Art of Cocktails

Offering a playful twist on the classic tradition, Notch8 is well-known for its themed afternoon teas, immersing guests in the tea and décor for a full sensory experience. Taking a bold and daring approach, the current offering, ‘The Art of Afternoon Tea,’ is no exception. Inspired by some of the most famous artists of the 20th century, be transported to an era where avant-garde concepts and popular culture ruled the art scene.

Going Beyond Tea

Taking the experience further, the team at Notch8 Restaurant has created an array of imaginative cocktails that are as visually stimulating as they are delicious. Paying homage to the pop art movement of the 1950s and 60s, we dive deeper into the inspiration behind these fun and whimsical creations below.

Cocktails from Pop-Art-Inspired afternoon tea at Notch8


A play on Yayoi Kusama’s famous Obliteration Room art exhibit, be ready to tantalize your senses with an amusing blend of Bacardi white rum, Calpis, yuzu, and house-made raspberry & blue curacao pearls.

Cocktails from Pop-Art-Inspired afternoon tea at Notch8


Channeling inspiration from the legendary Andy Warhol, This is Tomorrow is an enchanting mix of Tanqueray gin, Bella Coola Punch tea, Lillet, and white cranberry. Guided by Warhol’s philosophy, everyday ingredients come together to create the extraordinary in this future-forward cocktail.

Cocktails from Pop-Art-Inspired afternoon tea at Notch8


Despite its clear facade, this unassuming mixture packs an explosion of flavour. The smooth combination of white rum, cognac, sake, coconut milk, lemon, pineapple, and jasmine tea is the perfect summer refreshment.

Cocktails from Pop-Art-Inspired afternoon tea at Notch8


With roots dating back to the pre-prohibition era, our modern take on this classic combines Beefeater gin, dry vermouth, lemon, and raspberry foam for the perfect 21st-century update.

and a couple more…

Fruity and fizzy, this Notch8 favorite features vodka, raspberry, lemon, and sparkling wine. Served in a raised, ‘floating’ teacup, this cocktail takes your high tea to new heights.

Fun to sip, even more fun to taste! Served in a unique banana-shaped vessel, spiced rum, lime, maple, banana liqueur, and bitters mix to create a delicious yellow-hued concoction. Very Warhol-esque.


All cocktails are offered as part of The Art of Afternoon Tea, available Wednesdays through Sundays until Monday, September 4. We offer seatings at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. To learn more and to make reservations click here.

Other Stories You May Like

Explore Vancouver
Close up of tea tower for Tea in the Window | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Tea in the Window: Etiquette 101

This summer, see and be seen at Tea in the Window, our unique take on the classic afternoon tea tradition in the hotel’s street-level window display on West Georgia Street.  With these fun tea etiquette tips, you will be sipping in style. 
Explore Vancouver
2022 Nutcracker Vancouver - RWB Company and Students - Photo by Michelle Blais

Festive Magic at the Castle in the City 2023

Your guide to exploring all the wonders of the festive season at Vancouver's historic, Castle in the City. Imbibe in some holiday cheer at Kringle's Pop Up Bar, enjoy festive feasts in the Pacific Ballroom, discover the giant gingerbread hotel in the lobby, and so much more!
Explore Vancouver
Exterior of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver through Cherry Blossoms

5 Things to Do in Vancouver in February

Explore Vancouver
Cherry blossoms with downtown skyline in background Image: Destination Vancouver/Vision Event Photography Inc.

Your Ultimate Guide To Cherry Blossom Season in Vancouver

Explore Vancouver

Top 5 Things to Do Before or After Your Cruise – 24 Hours in Vancouver

Ideally situated in the heart of downtown, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is your perfect launch pad to explore the city. With so much to see and so little time, make the most of your brief stay with our thoughtfully planned, top five things to do in Vancouver guide. Curated by our experienced concierge team, these are the must-see spots for when you only have 24 hours in the city.

4 Ways to Celebrate Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s 85th Anniversary