Sour cocktail with cranberries

You can’t escape yourself

You can’t escape yourself is a romeo's gin cocktail created by Léa Messier, our brand ambassador, inspired by the art of Pony at the romeo's Museum.

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Inspiration for the You Can’t Escape Yourself cocktail : You can escape a lot of things in life, but you cannot run away from yourself. Might as well making peace with your wonderfully complex and imperfect being. Often we are asked: “What does a bartender drink?”, thinking that we are going to name a fancy, obscure and unknown cocktail, or a very precise vintage of a small-batch artisanal spirit. Well no. Want to know what a bartender drinks in winter? Well, a beer, a glass of wine or a good big pint of cold cider. That’s why my cocktail has a side of a glass of cider; because YOU CAN’T ESCAPE YOURSELF! The cocktail is inspired by the visual aspect of Pony’s work. Colorful and whimsical, just like me.


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Top 3 of Léa Messier’s favorite gin cocktails : Aviation, Clover Club et Gimlet


  • 1 ½ oz of  romeo’s gin
  • ¾ oz of cranberry liqueur , Sivo
  • ½ oz of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz of sage and Madagascar vanilla syrup (500 mL of sugar, 500 mL of water, a dozen of sage leaves, two Madagascar vanilla beans)
  • 1 egg white (or vegan aquafaba)
  • Garnish : Angustura bitters dash & serve with a glass of Breton cider


  • Shaker
  • Ice cubes
  • Strainer
  • Cocktail glass


1) Sage and Madagascar vanilla syrup – preparation

  • Make a simple syrup mixing slowly 500 mL of sugar with 500 mL of water
  • Simmer gently until dilution then remove it from the heat. Do not boil.
  • Add a dozen of fresh sage leaves (not dry) and two vanilla beans from Madagascar (broken in two and emptied of their contents). Do not use the vanilla bark.

2) Cocktail preparation

  • Shake all the ingredients except the garnish
  • Strain into a glass
  • Garnish with an Angustura bitters dash & serve with a glass of Breton cider

Inspired by

You can’t escape yourself – romeo’s museum


Discover You Can’t Escape Yourself, the mural art of PONY at romeo’s museum! You can get away from many things in life, but you can’t escape yourself. So might as well make peace with your beautifully complicated and imperfect self.

Discover You Can't Escape Yourself, the mural art of PONY at romeo's museum!
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