Martinis & Murder Cocktail Recipe: Casualty (Video)

Pair this bottled cocktail from “Road Soda” with Episode #67, "Aileen Wuornos, The First Female Serial Killer"

By Gina Pace

Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer who murdered men along Florida’s highways, was a lady on the move.

So to go along with episode #67, Matt whipped up a portable cocktail for co-hosts John Thrasher and Daryn Carp to drink out of flasks so they can take them anywhere.

The drink comes from a book all about portable cocktails by Kara Newman, the spirits editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine called “Road Soda: Recipes and techniques for making great drinks everywhere.” Newman suggested we make the Casualty, a dark drink that uses bitters (dark and bitter: remind you of Aileen?!?) and bitter-sweet Amaro created by Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo in downtown Manhattan. The drink chills inside a flask for at least two hours, and the result is an easy roadie that goes down very smoothly.

1 1/2 ounces Famous Grouse blended Scotch
3/4 ounce Montenegro amaro
1/2 ounce Byrrh or sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce water
1 dash Bittermans mole bitters
1 orange twist


Funnel the Scotch, amarro, Byrrh (or sweet vermouth), water, and bitters into a flask and cap tightly. Shake to combine, then refrigerate for at least two hours, until chilled.

To imbibe, shake gently to remix, then uncap the flask. Insert the orange peel into the neck of the flask, then pull it out; it will leave a trace of aromatic orange oils behind.

This is a key episode (for me) because I get my first shout out as Office Boozer (who doesn’t have three flasks in their apartment?). But it is a slightly tense episode for John because the orange peels could become weapons at any time, and he’s having a touch of PTSD. Listen to hear what each flask says about the M&M crew.

[Video: Emily Spada]


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