Tart melon cocktail

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:

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.

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