Would you drink a cocktail named after Canada’s most notorious killer?
A woman is slamming a family restaurant in Surrey for a drink named after Robert Pickton.
It’s a mix of blue curacao, melon, orange juice, cranberry, and blackberry and it’s called the ‘Willie Pickton’.
Speaking to Global News, Rebecca Brass says she noticed the drink while having lunch with her family at Wings Restaurant in Surrey.
“I was completely shocked and outraged that there would be a family restaurant profiting off of families’ tragedies and traumas.”
“This name on menu, that is being profited from a restaurant would cause huge emotional distress to any family member that may see that.”
Taken back by what she saw, she e-mailed head office.
“I received an email back about four days later stating that they dropped the ball and that it was past management that did this.”
An aboriginal woman herself, Brass says the drink would cause huge emotional distress to the families of Pickton’s victims.
A statement to CKNW from Wings Restaurant says the Surrey location was the only chain to offer the drink and it was put on there by a manager without approval from head office.
That employee no longer works for the company.
Robert Pickton was charged for the murders of 27 women in early 2002, after human remains belonging to indigenous women were found on his Coquitlam farm.
With files from Global News