We can only speculate as to why this classic drink, first mixed at Cairo's Shepheard Hotel during the Second World War, bears its not-so-classic (but hilarious) name. I've never employed it as a hangover cure, but I have an inkling that's where its origins lie. Though it sounds odd to mix whiskey and gin, this mutt of a cocktail works - probably because the ginger and bitters tie it all together. Mix and match spirit combinations to decide which is most effective at suppressing your suffering.
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz whiskey (I like bourbon - some recipes call for brandy instead)
- ½ oz fresh lime
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Shake ingredients well and strain over ice in a tall glass. Top with ginger beer and 2 more dashes of bitters for good measure.