Just a Rat in a Cage

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A romeo’s gin-based cocktail, inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins’s song. Perfect for Halloween, to serve in a glass or a mini hollowed pumpkin!


  • 1½ oz of romeo’s gin
  • ½ oz of Scotch or Mezcal
  • 1 oz of pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz of lemon juice
  • ½ oz of simple syrup (1:1) 
  • 1 egg white (or 1 oz of liquid egg whites) 
  • 1 dash of Moondog Latin bitters from Bittered Sling (optionall)
  • Garnish : fresh cilantro leaves (optional)


  • Cocktail coupe or mini pumpkin
  • Shaker 
  • Ice 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Cocktail sieve


  • Combine the ingredients in the shaker and fill the shaker with ice. 
  • Close the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Double strain directly in the mini pumpkin with a cocktail strainer and sieve.

*For best results, empty the mini pumpkin and put it in the freezer in order for it to be very cold and keep its shape once the cocktail is inside.

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