Who cares if your team played well all season and made it to Atlanta? Losing is still a mortal wound, especially since it means that your smug rival won. (Those cheating SOBs!) This sippable salve hails from a time when the stakes were even higher, specifically to WWII–era Cairo, Egypt, where a bartender at Shepheard’s Hotel concocted a double-liquored drink for Allied troops. The soldiers reportedly liked it so much that they telegraphed to have batches delivered to the front lines. Those chaps won the day, so maybe drinking one will confer future good luck upon your team. Can’t hurt.
The Suffering Bastard
A sippable salve that helps ease the agony of defeat
photo: Brent Hofacker / Adobe
1 oz. bourbon
1 oz. dry gin
½ oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add bourbon, gin, lime juice, and bitters to a shaker with ice.
Shake until well-chilled, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with mint sprig.
A Perfect Paper Plane Cocktail
Louisville’s Garden & Gun Club shares a modern classic with a dash of rosemary
Chocolate Soufflé with Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream
The Fearrington House Cookbook adapts this classic from Edna Lewis and the acclaimed chef’s time at the beloved North Carolina restaurant
Food & Drink
The Weird and Wonderful Ways You Can Cook with Kudzu (Really!)
From roasted kudzu chips to a cool cocktail trick, make the most of the South’s most infamous vine
Food & Drink
25 Outstanding Restaurants Worth the Drive
Soak up a New Orleans grande dame, head to a Northwest Arkansas mezcaleria, or point the car toward a retro North Carolina steak house: These 25 eateries worth a trip will transport you
Six Coveted Fall Bourbon Releases—and Alternative Sips to Try
While scoring a hard-to-find bottle is a thrill, there’s a wealth of flavors to explore
Past Meets Present on a Tennessee Farm
The past merges handsomely with the future on a riverside escape