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Suffering Bastard

Boozy Alcoholic Suffering Bastard Cocktail with Lime and Ginger Beer

A cocktail known as the Suffering Bastard is a drink that combines a singular assortment of components to create a flavor that is incomparable to any other. The combination of the warmth of whiskey and the exotic spice of ginger beer results in a drink that is my personal favorite since it creates a flavor that is both refreshing and complex, making it suitable for any occasion. The Suffering Bastard is the way to go if you are seeking for something unique to amaze your friends or simply to enjoy a memorable moment in your life all by yourself.

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Tasting Notes

The flavor of the Suffering Bastard is powerful and spicy, and it is finished off with a hint of citrus and sweetness for a balanced experience. Bourbon provides a warm and rich base, while ginger beer gives a spicy kick that is nicely complemented by fresh lime juice. The ginger beer also delivers a kick of heat. Bitters add a layer of complexity to the drink, turning each sip into a multifaceted adventure through the flavors. It is a beverage that is both energizing and calming, making it ideal for taking it slowly and being able to appreciate its flavor.

Equipment and Glassware

Ingredients

  • Bourbon – 1 ounce 30ml
  • London Dry gin – 1 ounce 30ml
  • Lime juice fresh squeezed – ½ ounce (15ml)
  • Angostura Bitters – 2 dashes
  • Ginger Beer – To top
  • Mint sprig – Garnish

Instructions

  1. Add bourbon, gin, and bitters to a Boston shaker with ice, shake until visibly chilled. 
  2. Single strain shaker contents into a Collins glass over fresh ice. 
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.
  5. Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Elevate the taste of your cocktail by including premium bourbon and gin.
  • If you want the greatest flavor, use fresh lime juice instead of packaged.
  • Put more ginger beer in if you want it spicy, and less if you want it smooth.
  • To make it even more refreshing, chill your glass before serving.

When to Serve

Due to its versatility, the Suffering Bastard is suitable for any occasion. No matter the occasion—a warm summer day, a cold winter night, or any other—it’s the perfect pick. Whether you’re entertaining guests, relaxing at home, or just need a little something extra, this cocktail will be a hit.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Try some Bulleit or Woodford Reserve bourbon; they’re both smooth and flavorful. Gins like Tanqueray and Hendrick’s provide the botanical nuances that bring out the best in this sophisticated cocktail. Always keep in mind that the final flavor is highly dependent on the quality of the ingredients you use.

Similar Cocktails

  • Moscow Mule – A refreshing mix of vodka, ginger beer, and lime.
  • Dark ‘N’ Stormy – A spicy blend of dark rum and ginger beer.
  • London Mule – A crisp, refreshing cocktail that blends gin with ginger beer and a splash of lime juice, offering a British twist on the classic mule.
  • Kentucky Mule – A bourbon take on the Moscow Mule for a Southern twist.
  • Irish Mule – A smooth, invigorating cocktail that combines Irish whiskey with ginger beer and fresh lime juice, delivering a zesty, spirited twist.
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History

In the 1940s, a bartender in Cairo, Egypt, created the Suffering Bastard to alleviate the effects of hangovers experienced by British soldiers stationed in Egypt. Its tasty flavor and efficient relief made it a hit with consumers right away. The drink has transformed from its original therapeutic purpose into a popular beverage that people all around the globe love.

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Boozy Alcoholic Suffering Bastard Cocktail with Lime and Ginger Beer

Suffering Bastard

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Bourbon
Cuisine: Egyptian
Keyword: Angostura Bitters, Bourbon, Gin, ginger beer, suffering bastard
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover the Suffering Bastard: a spicy, refreshing cocktail with bourbon, gin, ginger beer, and lime. Perfect for any occasion and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Bourbon – 1 ounce 30ml
  • London Dry gin – 1 ounce 30ml
  • Lime juice fresh squeezed – ½ ounce (15ml)
  • Angostura Bitters – 2 dashes
  • Ginger Beer – To top
  • Mint sprig – Garnish

Instructions

  • Add bourbon, gin, and bitters to a Boston shaker with ice, shake until visibly chilled. 
  • Single strain shaker contents into a Collins glass over fresh ice. 
  • Top with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with mint sprig.
  • Enjoy!

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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