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One Last Fling

Inspired by RISK‘s Art
Created by Christina Veira
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Ingredients

  • ¾ oz of romeo’s gin
  • ½ oz of Dry Vermouth (ideally Dolin Dry)
  • ¼ oz of Prosyro Orgeat Syrup (nut-free)
  • ¼ oz of Prosyro Yuzu Syrup
  • ½ dropper of Ms. Better’s Bitters Mt Fugi
  • ½ dropper of Ms. Better’s Bitters Black Pepper Cardamom 
  • Garnish: Expressed lemon peel, served on side

You will need

  • Mixing Glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer
  • Nick & Nora or Coupe glass

Preparation

  • Put all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice.
  • Stir with a bar spoon.
  • Strain the cocktail in a coupe or in a Nick & Nora glass.
  • Express the lemon peel above the cocktail to release the essential oils.
One Last Fling is a romeo's gin cocktail, created by Christina Veira, Spirits Educator, inspired by Risk's artwork at Yorkville Murals.

Christina Veira

“I was inspired by Risk’s use of air and space next to the bright colours. I wanted to make a drink that leaned into the brighter notes of Romeo’s Gin, especially the almond and lemon notes. The cocktail is a riff on a classic 2:1 gin martini balanced out with rich almond syrup, a bright yuzu syrup. The bitters add a bit of spice to round out the fruit and floral flavours of the other ingredients. “

RISK

Kelly Graval, the multi-talented fine artist, illustrator and graffiti artist known as RISK has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning over 30 years, Risk has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens”. Although Risk loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely one genre in his life’s work. Risk’s work is a constant juxtaposition of advanced color theory. The work depicts an ethereal Yin and Yang quality visually and conceptually. Risk applies paint to his surfaces in multiple layers of various techniques starting with graffiti and ending with fine sprayed lacquer or resins over vintage candy, metal flake and pearl car paints. The finished product evokes emotion as the coats of atmospheric colors and gradations are trapped between the layers of lacquers and pearls.

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