What to Drink at Painkiller: A Dead Bastard
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
The drink: Dead Bastard
The bar: Painkiller, 49 Essex Street
The price: $16
The ingredients: Gosling's rum, fresh lime juice, ginger syrup, simple syrup, Angostura, bourbon, cognac, gin, more rum, shaken with one cube, topped with soda in a tall (preferably grimacing) glass, and garnished with a mint sprig and orange wheel.
The buzz ...
A variation on the the Suffering Bastard (originally called the Suffering Bar Steward -- try saying it fast -- and created as a hangover cure), the drink may not look as impressive as the flaming Cradle of Life or taste as boozy as the Zombie, but make no mistake: It's what the tiki pros order. How a mouthful of ginger manages to be so fresh and juicy is a mystery or a magic trick of the bartender's. Not that you should let yourself be fooled by this sea breeze of a drink. More than two will surely cause you to be wheeled out of the bar mimicking the cocktail's namesake. In other words, beware the hair of the dog.
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