bitter lemon tonic water

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz is made by steeping Shiraz grapes in gin for eight weeks and then combining them with Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin. Lucky grapes. The result is a fruity, spicy gin that at 38.9% ABV still packs a punch. Four Pillars describes the character as containing "fresh pine needles, citrus and spice, and distinct peppery, dense raspberry notes. The palate is lovely and sweet with a long juniper and spice character on the finish."

In terms of pairing, our Bitter Lemon Tonic was perfect as the acidity cuts through the sugar and spice and creates a light, glorious summer drink almost like Sangria only a million times better. If you don't have any friends you will surely make them with this concoction.


50ml Four Pillars Shiraz
A Wedge of orange
100ml StrangeLove Bitter Lemon Tonic


The best way to make this is in a jug, in which case multiply the recipe by 5. However if you have no friends, continue as your were. Get the gin cold, and chill down your bitter lemon tonic. Salvage a glass from your local op shop to make yourself look like you are more interesting than you actually are. Ice is your friend here - fill the glass to the brim, pour in the gin, Bitter Lemon and garnish with a wedge of orange on top.