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.
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.
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!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Boston Shaker
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 ounce Bourbon
- 1 ounce Gin
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 4-6 ounces Ginger Ale
- Combine all ingredients but the Ginger Ale in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
- Pour into an old fashioned style glass with an ice cube.
- Top with Ginger Ale and garnish with a lime slice.
- use diet ginger ale to keep the calories down
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.