“What thrills me the most in the cocktail creation is to transform everyday food into unusual, gastronomic drinks. I try to draw inspiration from dishes that I like and to highlight foods that are not traditionally used in cocktails. This way, it allows me to reconcile cooking and bartending. During my Italian culture course, I discovered Pellegrino Artusi’s textbook published in 1891; “The Science of Cooking and the Art of Eating Well”. It is in this book that the recipe for prosciutto e melone, the dish that inspired my cocktail, was first published. I named my cocktail in honor of Pellegrino Artusi: Il Pelle” –Lori Chiaradia
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.