Suffering Bastard

Suffering Bastard
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time3 mins

The Suffering Bastard was created in Egypt at the Shepheard's Hotel. Bartender Joe Scialom who was looking to make a hangover drink for allied troops.

According to the story made one as a "cure" for the suffering soldiers who complained about the poor quality of liquor in the area.

Both the drink and the hotel played a role in WWII. When the war was going well for the Nazis, German General Rommel allegedly said "I'll be drinking champagne in the master suite at Shepheard's soon." The allies did well, however, and the drink was supposedly so popular with the troops that a telegram was sent asking for several gallons to be made and brought to the front lines.

According to Berry, Scialom's original handwritten recipe as provided by his daughter called for brandy. bourbon was frequently swapped out for the brandy where it was available however, and for a short period of time the drink was also called the Suffering Bar Steward, for those that found the use of the word bastard offensive. Berry also notes that when Scialom made other versions he had different names for them, and that the addition of bourbon made the drink a Dying Bastard, and the addition of both bourbon and rum made it a Dead Bastard.

Suffering Bastard) - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 30 ml cognac
 30 ml dry gin
 1 dash aromatic bitters
 30 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
 120 ml ginger beer
 Spring of mint (optional)
 Orange wheel (optional)
1

Fill a old fashioned glass with ice and leave to chill.

2

Pour cognac, gin and lime juice into the glass.

3

Add the aromatic bitters.

4

Top off with ginger beer and add more ice if necessary.

5

Garnish with a sprig of mint of orange wheel.

Ingredients

 30 ml cognac
 30 ml dry gin
 1 dash aromatic bitters
 30 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
 120 ml ginger beer
 Spring of mint (optional)
 Orange wheel (optional)

Directions

1

Fill a old fashioned glass with ice and leave to chill.

2

Pour cognac, gin and lime juice into the glass.

3

Add the aromatic bitters.

4

Top off with ginger beer and add more ice if necessary.

5

Garnish with a sprig of mint of orange wheel.

Suffering Bastard

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