Suffering Bastard

  • Serves

    makes 2 Cocktails

According to the Trader Vic's drinks menu, the recipe for this cocktail, with its name evocative of morning-after woes, comes from Sheppard's Hotel in Cairo.


  • 2 flat wide cucumber spears
  • 2 limes
  • 8 oz. Trader Vic's mai tai mix
  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. gold rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • Mint


Step 1

Score flesh side of cucumber spears in a diamond pattern and set aside.

Step 2

Rinse limes in warm running water, then halve them. Juice limes, reserving 2 of the spent halves.

Step 3

Put lime juice, mai tai mix, and rums into a cocktail shaker with plenty of crushed ice and shake well.

Step 4

Strain into two 14-oz. old-fashioned glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish each glass with a cucumber spear, a reserved lime half, and a sprig of fresh mint.

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