Quick post, since everyone is off of work today/still hungover/hiding from their bookies.
This is for the Ravens, Patriots, Seahawks and Falcon fans out there. Because you’re going to need something to drink for the rest of the week for next weekend too.
The Suffering Bastard is a classic old British Empire recipes with many variations. You can use ginger beer for ginger ale (like you would for a traditional Dark and Stormy), Rose’s lime juice for fresh lime, and can be served with or without bitters. Some people prefer to make the cocktail with bourbon, although the earliest recipes for the Suffering Bastard called for brandy. Both ways are excellent. Always made with gin.
These went over very well at the end of the Pats-Jets game yesterday with our guests, but that could have been because we were already through more craft beer than you could shake Portland hipster at. Well, except for me. I was having IC Light, which prompted the following:
Jeremy, incredulous, “Why are you having an IC Light? There isn’t a Pittsburgh team playing.”
Me, waving the bottle dangerously close to TV, “Because IC Light could effect this game too.”
And then the Jets won.
In a cocktail glass mix with ice,
1 1/2 ounces of gin
1/2 ounce bourbon or brandy
3-4 ounces of ginger beer or ginger ale
Juice from half of a lime or 1/2 ounce Rose’s Lime Juice
1 dash bitters (Optional. By the second or third round I usually forget to add them in.)
Mint for garnish
Give it a good stir or a quick “up and down” single shake before serving.
Much better than crying in your beer.