Penicillin Cocktail Recipe

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Penicillin Cocktail Recipe

The doctor's prescription is in; this is alcoholic remedy you need that's sure to cure anything you've got. If you’re looking for a soothing drink on a chilly night, look no further than the Penicillin cocktail. This cocktail takes three flavours common in cough drops and herbal remedies—honey, lemon, and ginger—and adds a strong dose of Scotch whisky and a splash of Islay scotch for good measure. The blended scotch, lemon and sweetened syrup create balance in the drink, similar to that which you’ll find in a Whiskey Sour. The Penicillin is sweet, tart, spicy and delicious, garnished with a welcome snack of candied ginger.

(Psst, we're joking. Please don't take medical advice from us).

Serves: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

Nutrition: 170 Calories


  • 2 ounces blended scotch

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 3/4 ounce honey-ginger syrup

  • 1/4 ounce Islay single malt scotch

  • Garnish: candied ginger


  1. Make Honey-ginger syrup first: Combine 1 cup honey, 1 6-inch piece of peeled and thinly sliced ginger and 1 cup water in a saucepan over high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 5 minutes. Place in the refrigerator to steep overnight. Strain with a cheesecloth.
  2. Add the blended scotch, lemon juice and syrup into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with the Islay single malt scotch.
  5. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.

Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail

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