The gang heads (in spirit) down under this week to explore the case of the The Backpacker Murders, a spree of serial killings between 1989 and 1993 where young backpackers went missing.
We decided to wash it all down with a drink made with Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin. Four Pillars is made in Australia, and this variety is made with Shiraz grapes from the Yarra Valley. It gives the drink a very thematic bloody red hue, but we won’t judge you if you make a Jasmine, which is basically just a riff on a Negroni, with any gin you find (it will work!).
Here’s how to make it at home:
3/4 ounces Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin
3/4 ounces Campari
3/4 ounces Dry Curacao
3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
1 dash of Regan’s Orange Bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupette glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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Hosts Daryn Carp and John Thrasher chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders... while mixing up martinis! Each episode will focus on a new crime, the crazy details and the theories about how -- and why -- it all went down.