Suffering Bastard [Cocktail Recipe]

With only four ingredients, the Suffering Bastard—created by Will Elliott, bar director at Maison Premiere in Brooklyn, New York—is easy to make. Featuring both scotch and gin, this summery duo results in a well-balanced cocktail with universal appeal.

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  • ½ oz. Black Bottle blended scotch
  • 1½ oz. Hayman’s Royal Dock Navy Strength gin
  • ½ oz. fresh ginger (pulped or juiced) or ginger beer
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • Garnish: lime slice and fresh lime zest


Build and shake in a Boston tin or cobbler shaker. Fine strain over shaved ice in a 14 oz. Collins glass. Garnish with a lime slice and fresh lime zest.

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