First Drink Post. Hopefully I'll keep adding to the list of adult libations.
The Suffering Bastard.
Found a 1959 New York Times interview with the inventor himself, Joe Scialom, one-time head bartender at Sheperd's Hotel in Cairo. Here's what it said: When liquor was short during the war, he had to concoct "something to quench the boys' thirst." He combined equal parts gin and brandy with a dash of Angostura bitters, a teaspoon of Rose's lime juice, and English ginger ale. He garnished the drink with a sprig of fresh mint, a slice of orange and a cucumber peel. The bartender advised Americans to substitute ginger beer for the ginger ale because the British version of the soft drink is more heavily seasoned with ginger than ours.
I've seen variations of the story, but I like this one.
My reciepe comes from Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's Grog Log.
1 oz. Lime Juice (always fresh, and I perfer Key Lime)
1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Whisky
2-4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
4 oz. Ginger Beer (Dont substitute Ginger Ale, its just not the same thing)
It is a staple in my house and so refreshing on a hot sunny day. Enjoy! And, as always...Drink what you like, like what you drink.