Herbal Bee's Knees with watermelon

The Birds and the Buzz

Here is the interpretation of the girly drink by Chantelle Gabino from Toronto. The Birds and the Buzz is a herbaceous cocktail featuring romeo’s gin X, Akvavit and honey, amongst other delicious ingredients.

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THIS COCKTAIL IS:

“When I first tried this gin, it instantly had me longing for warmer weather. As someone that has practiced beekeeping, I adore a Bee’s Knees and this cocktail is a riff on one. Watermelon is a great partner for any herb, so I paired it with akvavit and some baking spices from Bittered Sling’s Clingstone Peach to bring in some flavour harmonies and complexity to the drink.” –Chantelle Gabino

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

  • 1 ½ oz of romeo’s gin X
  • ½ oz of Cointreau
  • ¼  oz of Akvavit
  • ½ oz of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz of honey (or ¾ oz of honey syrup) 
  • 2 dashes of Bittered Sling Clingstone Peach bitters
  • Garnish: Tarragon sprig (optional)

Accessories

  • Old Fashioned glass
  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Cocktail sieve
  • Ice

Preparation

  • Put all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. 
  • With the help of a cocktail strainer and sieve, double strain the cocktail in Old Fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a sprig of tarragon (optional).

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

Chantelle Gabino

Meet Chantelle Gabino, a bartender from Toronto. 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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