“This cocktail was inspired by Missy Elliot – one of my favourite rappers growing up. She released her first record during a time when misogyny in hip-hop was at an utmost high. She was a woman who came into a male dominated industry, with her own art, her own ideas, her own vibe and embodied feminism, body positivity and endless support for other women in the industry. Not only that, but she has pushed so many boundaries with her ahead-of-the-times music videos and was named 5th on Billboards 2020 – 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time. This cocktail is a tribute to the first CD I ever owned by her: This Is Not A Test!” –Shannon-Blue Nanibush
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.