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The Suffering Bastard Cocktail

a suffering bastard cocktail in a stunning glass with gold emblazoned garnished with a lemon wedge on the side
Suffering Bastard Cocktail

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An aptly named cocktail considering the state the world is in right now, the Suffering Bastard is a classic cocktail combining two of my favorite spirits; Bourbon and Gin.

close up suffering bastard cocktail in a stunning glass with gold emblazoned garnished with a lemon wedge on the side
Suffering Bastard Cocktail

What is a Suffering Bastard?

The Suffering Bastard is a cocktail that was created in Egypt during World War II. The intent was to make a drink for allied troops looking for a hangover cure. Speaking of which, if you are looking for more hangover cures, try the Corpse Reviver as well. The drink became increasingly popular and a number of variations exist. There’s also a version of this drink that’s made popular in Tiki Bars but it’s far from the original recipe.

How to make a Suffering Bastard

To make this drink, you’ll need Bourbon, Gin, Ginger Ale, lime juice and Angostura Bitters.

  • Combine the ingredients (minus the Ginger Ale) in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
  • Pour into an old fashioned style glass with a large ice cube.
  • Top with Ginger Ale, garnish with a lime slice and serve.

a suffering bastard cocktail in a stunning glass with gold emblazoned garnished with a lemon wedge on the side

The Glassware

These stunning glasses were found during one of our many antiquing trips. The design caught my eye and I was looking forward to using them for this drink. The gold emblazoned on them really makes them pop. While I don’t know the manufacturer of the glassware, they are very reminiscent of Fred Press (see my White Lady recipe). If you know anything about them, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Hope you enjoy the drink!

Mike

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close up suffering bastard cocktail in a stunning glass with gold emblazoned garnished with a lemon wedge on the side

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Suffering Bastard

An aptly named cocktail considering the state the world is in right now, the Suffering Bastard is a classic cocktail combining two of my favorite spirits; Bourbon and Gin.

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Suffering Bastard Cocktail in a vintage glass with lemon slices on it, with a fresh lime slice on the edges of the glass
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
Cocktail
Servings
1
Calories
183
Equipment
Array
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 4-6 ounces Ginger Ale

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients but the Ginger Ale in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.

  2. Pour into an old fashioned style glass with an ice cube.

  3. Top with Ginger Ale and garnish with a lime slice.

Recipe Notes

  • use diet ginger ale to keep the calories down 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 9mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 4mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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