Elevated gin & tonic

Emerald Fizz

Emerald Fizz is an elevated gin & tonic with romeo's gin created by Keegan McGregor from Highwayman in Halifax.

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THIS COCKTAIL IS:

An emerald is believed to reveal the truth of a lover’s oath, and the love found in romeo’s gin is undeniable. With their perfect marriage of botanicals and craftsmanship, I wanted to create a cocktail that highlighted the harmony found within the bottle. I decided to pair the almond and lavender notes of the gin with basil and elderflower, with lemon and cucumber to tie the knot. The Emerald Fizz is an elevated gin & tonic at its base, just like romeo’s is a sublime gin.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of romeo’s gin
  • ¾ oz of lemon juice
  • ½ oz of cucumber syrup*
  • 4-6 basil leaves
  • Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water 
  • Garnish: Basil leaf 

Cucumber Syrup:

  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ½ cup of water
  • A pinch of Kosher salt
  • Sugar

Accessories

  • Old Fashioned glass
  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Cocktail sieve
  • Jigger
  • Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Sieve
  • Ice

Preparation

Cocktail:

  • In a shaker, add all ingredients except for the Fever Tree tonic water.
  • Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass, filled with new ice.
  • Garnish with a basil leaf.

Cucumber syrup:

  • In a blender, add the diced cucumber, water and salt.
  • Blitz ingredients together until getting a homogeneous mix.
  • Strain the liquid and mesure de volume.
  • Add equal parts white sugar (ex: 1 cup cucumber water, 1 cup white sugar).

Inspired by

Freak Lunchbox

By Jason Botkin

Freak Lunchbox by Jason Botkin is the mural behind romeo’s gin edition 07.

romeo's gin edition 07 mural Freak Lunchbox
mixologist Keegan McGregor

Keegan McGregor

Keegan McGregor has been bartending for the last 12 years throughout Atlantic Canada. From dive bars and pubs, to cocktail bars and fine dining restaurants. Since moving to Halifax in 2017, he has been able to make it to the national level in cocktail competitions. Keegan can be found behind the bar at Highwayman in Halifax, NS.

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at Yorkville Murals!

September 24-26, 2021 Toronto

romeo’s gin is proud to be once again a sponsor of Yorkville Murals and to take part with brand activations such as romeo’s world, where our ready-to-drink gin + tonic will be served and romeo’s gallery, a collective exhibition highlighting 3 artists that designed our iconic gin editions in an immersive experience where gin and art meet.

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