Suffering Bastard

Description
Gin, Bourbon, Bitters, Ginger beer, Lime cordial, Mint, Orange
Ingredients
1ozBourbon (or brandy)
1ozGin
1tLime cordial, Rose's
2dsBitters, Angostura
4ozGinger beer (or ginger ale)
1sliOrange (as garnish)
1spgMint (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake without ginger beer, strain, rocks, highball glass, top with ginger beer, stir gently, garnish.
Notes
The original British ginger ale is more similar to US ginger beer. For a bracing, modern version, use 1 full oz each bitters and fresh lime juice.
History
Made for "for a hungover British army who fought during Rommel's surprise incursion into Cairo."
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1942
Created byJoe Scialom, Shepherd's Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/10/08/recipe-suffering-bastard/6...
Posted bymdavis7 on 01/08/2011

Comments

Dan's picture

Someone's copy of The Atlantic Monthly came... ;-) The Hangover Cure, January/February 2011.

The Atlantic Monthly's Derek Brown wrote about this cocktail, and in his recipe allows for ginger beer, which I think would make a very interesting drink.

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