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Juicy

Inspired by XRAY‘s art
Created by Jamison Cass
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Ingredients

  • ½ oz of romeo’s gin
  • ½ oz of Fino Sherry
  • 1 ¼ oz of Spiced Tepache
  • ½ oz of Prosyro Yuzu syrup
  • ¼ oz of Acid Solution
  • 8 Drops of Ms. Better’s Bitters Black Pepper Cardamom
  • Garnishes: Pineapple fronds, edible flowers, raspberries & dehydrated pineapple

You will need

  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail sieve
  • Strainer
  • Highball glass

Preparation

  • In a shaker, add all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Double strain the cocktail in a highball glass.
  • Garnish with a pineapple frond, edible flowers, raspberries & dehydrated pineapple.
Juicy is a romeo's gin cocktail, created by Jamison Cass from El Rey, inspired by XRAY's artwork at Yorkville Murals

Jamison Cass

“The artist I was allocated for this lovely project brought to you by romeo’s gin goes by the name of “XRAY” who is a Florida native that has lived in Montreal for the last decade. He is known for incorporating lots of colour, clean lines, cartoon’s and vibrant tropical paintings. Being a 90’s baby, which is when he started his artistry as a graffiti artist, has inspired me to create something juicy, tropical and uber refreshing. I tried to mesh his mural of Mickey Mouse made of fruit in Yorkville with his style of art all while highlighting the uniqueness and complexity of romeo’s gin. The name “Juicy” refers to the iconic 90s song by Notorious B.I.G and the juicy profile of the cocktail. This name for me tied all the ingredients, XRAY’s style, and upbringing together to create this one of one unique elixir. I hope this cocktail does justice to XRAY’s wonderful talent and vision. Cheers.”

Xray

Based in Montreal, XRAY is originally from Florida, a place that has had a significant influence on his choice of colour palette. He started out as a graffiti artist in the early 1990’s at which time he was also involved with skateboarding and hip hop culture, eventually leading to commercial themed projects for Disney and Universal Studios. Since moving to Canada in 2008, he has focused on creating his unique brand of artwork.

The pop artist cites a wide range of inspirations: military insignia, nature, tattoos, tarot cards, secret society symbols, Japanese art, propaganda, video games, science, and action movies. XRAY is primarily known for his wooden cut-outs and vibrant paintings, often referencing advertising art from the 1950’s to the 1990’s with nods to current pop culture and vintage skateboard graphics.

His aesthetic consists of clean lines, cartooning, and a specialty for unique typographic elements.