Penicillin cocktail

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in an

UB Ginza Old Fashioned 10.5oz

Garnish:

Skewered candied ginger

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block ice).

1 1/2 fl oz Blended Scotch whisky
1/2 fl oz Ginger liqueur
1/3 fl oz Caisteal Chamuis peated scotch whisky
2/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
2/3 fl oz Honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)
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Review:

A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.

Variant:

The Penicillin cocktail originated as a riff on a Gold Rush

History:

Adapted from a 2005 recipe by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey, New York City, USA. Sam's original recipe (below) calls for ¾ oz honey-ginger syrup in place of ginger liqueur and honey.

SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with Islay whisky.
60 ml Blended scotch
22.5 ml Lemon juice
22.5 ml Honey & ginger syrup*
7.5 ml Islay single malt scotch whisky

*To make honey & ginger syrup
Peel and thinly slice 100 grams (3.5oz) of root ginger and place in a saucepan with 1 cup of honey and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and place in a sealed container in a refrigerator to steep for 12 hours. Strain, bottle, and store in a refrigerator. Use within three days.

Nutrition:

One serving of Penicillin cocktail contains 220 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 18.99% alc./vol. (37.98° proof)
  • 20.9 grams of pure alcohol
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