Ginder Neutral

Here is the interpretation of the girly drink by Quinn Taylor from Ottawa. Ginder Neutral is a savoury cocktail featuring romeo’s gin X, Pimm’s, mezcal and cinnamon syrup amongst other delicious ingredients.

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THIS COCKTAIL IS:

“This cocktail is inspired by androgyny and rejects hegemonic gender notions in favour of creating a unique expression that would please any palate. Each disparate ingredient creates a complex layering of flavours that come together and find harmony. The savoury notes captivate the palate while the sweeter flavours tickle and refresh and the earthiness grounds the cocktail and makes it linger. The glowing golden hue is seductive and mesmerizing for anyone’s gaze. Intended to be an absolute crowd pleaser, this cocktail is an enchanting celebration of the nature of individuality and a declaration of the importance of acceptance. Cheers!” –Quinn Taylor

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.

Ingredients

Cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz of romeo’s gin X
  • 1 oz of Pimm’s
  • ¼ oz of mezcal
  • ½ oz of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz of cinnamon syrup
  • 4 pieces of sweet bell pepper
  • 4 pieces of pineapple
  • 1 pinch of pink peppercorn
  • 5 leave sof thai basil
  • Garnish: Thaï basil leaf and comestible flower petals (optional)

Cinnamon syrup

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • 8 small cinnamon sticks, slightly crushed
  • 1 oz of overproof rum

Accessories

  • Coupe glass
  • Shaker
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Cocktail sieve 
  • Cheesecloth
  • Small saucepan
  • Cocktail skewer

Preparation

Cinnamon syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and crushed cinnamon, and bring to a boil. 
  • Remove from heat and add rum.
  • Let steep for 5 hours. 
  • Fine strain and strain with cheesecloth then store in a glass bottle. 
  • Let chill.

Cocktail

  • Add the pineapple pieces, sweet bell pepper, pink peppercorns and thai basil leaves to the shaker and crush with a pestle.
  • Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  • With the help of the strainer and the cocktail sieve, double filter in a coupe glass.
  • Decorate with thaï basil leaf and comestible flower petals (optional).

Meet Quinn Taylor, a bartender from Ottawa. Her cocktail creation was conceived as part of romeo's gin X 2021 campaign for International Women's Day.

Quinn Taylor

Meet Quinn Taylor, a bartender from Ottawa. Her cocktail creation was conceived as part of romeo’s gin X 2021 campaign for International Women’s Day.

The watermelon makes romeo’s gin X a fruity pink gin, perfectly balanced and deliciously refreshing.

romeo’s gin x

The watermelon distillate makes romeo’s gin X a fruity gin, perfectly balanced and deliciously refreshing. A collaboration between romeo’s gin and artist Miss Me.