“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.