“My inspiration for this cocktail was born of this idea of what “girly drinks” generally mean to the people who use the term. I wanted to change that perspective. The #pinkbutnotwhatyouthink idea to me personally meant that I wanted my cocktail to be black without the addition of a superficial material like charcoal. Basing a cocktail around an aesthetic idea can be challenging. Finding that balance of being true to the colour I wanted, yet still maintaining the fruity and herbal nuances of the romeo’s gin X. I think you’ll find that this balance is harmonious with my two purposes. It’s a fresh, crisp, refreshing cocktail that is dark, but hold it up to the light and you can see the inner pink shine.” –Sandy de Almeida
Duality, protest, non-conformism, all symbols at the heart of the Quebec artist Miss Me’s work, but also very present in the co-creation between her and romeo’s gin: romeo’s gin X, the anti-pink gin. For the International Women’s Day, we want to highlight 10 amazing Canadian women bartenders for whom these concepts are commonplace. They are showing us their vision of the #girlydrinks through meaningful, creative and decadent cocktails, that can be enjoyed by both men and women. They also share their stories as women in the industry, without censorship. Pink but not what you think. For all the recipes and the interview, click here.