Recipe: Suffering Bastard

By Derek Brown

Here is the official recipe for the Suffering Bastard cocktail, also known as the Suffering Bar Steward by those who find the original name too vulgar.

    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
    • ginger beer or ginger ale
    • 1 ounce gin
    • 1 ounce brandy or bourbon (according to your tastes the night before)
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice, sweetened (Fee Brothers or Rose's sweetened lime juice)

Fill highball glass with ginger beer or ginger ale.

Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and decorate with slice of lemon and slice of lime and a sprig of fresh mint. Drink deeply.

To read Derek Brown's article about this history of this cocktail, click here.

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