Fruity and pink Old Fashioned

Not His Old Fashioned

Here is the interpretation of the girly drink by Evita Mitura from Vancouver. Not His Old Fashioned is a pink and fruity cocktail featuring romeo’s gin X and a hibiscus and pink peppercorn syrup, amongst other delicious ingredients.

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THIS COCKTAIL IS:

“I just wanted to take a stereotypically “masculine” drink, the Old Fashioned, and make it a #girlydrink. I loved the colour of the gin and wanted to enhance the pink tones, so I stuck with all pink ingredients. The hibiscus florals and the tart and fruity Peychaud’s bitters pair well with the fresh watermelon and cucumber flavours in the gin. Maraschino gives it some weight, and the pink peppercorns cut through the sweetness with a little spice, creating a well balanced drink.” –Evita Mitura

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

  • 2 oz of romeo’s gin X
  • ¼ oz of Maraschino liqueur 
  • ½ oz of hibiscus & pink peppercorn syrup
  • 3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters 
  • 2 drops of rose petal water 
  • Garnish: Pink peppercorns and cucumber ribbons (optional)

Hibiscus & pink peppercorn syrup

  • 100g of white sugar
  • 100g of hot water
  • 2g of dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2g of crushed pink peppercorns

Accessories

  • Old Fashioned glass
  • Mixing glass 
  • Bar Spoon 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Peeler
  • Ice

Preparation

Hibiscus & pink peppercorn syrup

  • In a small pot, heat water and sugar until it is completely dissolved. 
  • Add the pink pepper and hibiscus and let infuse for 5 minutes. 
  • Filter through a sieve.
  • Keep chilled.

Cocktail: 

  • Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  • Using a bar spoon, stir for about 10 revolutions. 
  • Strain through a cocktail strainer into an Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube.
  • Garnish with cucumber ribbons and pink peppercorns (optional).

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

Evita Mitura

Meet Evita Mitura, a bartender from Vancouver. 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.