The Suffering Bastard

The Suffering Bastard cocktails
Many drink scholars have attributed the Suffering Bastard cocktail to Don the Beachcomber of Trader Vic’s fame, and his Tiki-focused collection. While his restaurant chain did popularize many cocktails we still see today, The Suffering Bastard wasn’t one of them. The real history of the drink was lost until cocktail scholars unearthed an Esquire article dating back to 1947. … Read More

The Joe Rickey

Joe Rickey cocktail illustration
The Joe Rickey was once a popular bourbon cocktail named after Colonel Joe Rickey, who was one of history’s magnificent losers. To start with, he served as an officer in the Confederate Army. But no one ever talks about that, or the fact that he spent the rest of his life working as a lobbyist and a political fixer. … Read More