Properly Sauced: The Suffering Bastard
By Rob Christopher in Food on Mar 17, 2009 6:00PM
"Wonderful Lime" by Wazupdoc
The original Suffering Bastard was created by Joe Scialom, bar steward at the Shepheard's Hotel In Cairo, sometime in the 1940's. As befits a cocktail created in a desert climate, it's an amazingly effective thirst-quencher. We've substituted the brandy in his recipe for whiskey, which gives it a little more bite (if you want to make the original, watch this). Bourbon or rye also work well. Don't skimp on the lime juice.
THE SUFFERING BASTARD
1.5 oz. whiskey
1.5 oz. gin
freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 large lime
ginger beer (or ginger ale)
dash Angostura Bitters
Fill a large chimney glass with crushed ice. Douse ice with the bitters. Add the liquor and lime juice and stir. Top up with ginger beer. Serve with a straw.
P.S. Some say it works well as a hangover cure.