Serve Suffering Baptist from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State (June 2013, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC) by Tipsy Texan David Alan for 4th of July Week End Sunday Brunch.
The Suffering Bastard is a 1940s tiki standby that was originally made with bourbon and gin as its base. This variation utilizes cask-strength True Blue corn whiskey from Balcones Distilling in Waco, with a nod to that city’s famous teetotaling population.
1½ ounces Balcones True Blue Cask Strength Corn Whisky
1 ounce Plymouth Sloe Gin
1 ounce freshly squeeze lime juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
2 ounces Main Root ginger beer
Lime wheel, for garnish
Build the liquid ingredients over crushed ice in a double Old Fashioned glass or goblet; stir or swizzle to mix. Garnish with the lime wheel.
(* Cocktail recipe from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State by David Alan, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, reproduced with permission)