Penicillin Cocktail

Intermediate

15 mins

Penicillin

Fresh

Created in the early 2000s in New York City, the Penicillin is a relatively new Scotch cocktail that has become a classic in no time thanks to its bold yet refreshing flavour profile. A Penicillin cocktail features smooth blended whisky and peaty single malt for a drink with a kick. These two bold flavours are balanced by zingy ginger and sour lemon for a strong yet wonderfully refreshing cocktail.

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Penicillin

Old Fashioned glass

40 ml
Chivas 12
10 ml
Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky
20 ml
Lemon Juice
15 ml
Honey Syrup
15 ml
Ginger Juice
Lemon Slice, to garnish

Penicillin

Old Fashioned glass

40 ml
Chivas 12
10 ml
Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky
20 ml
Lemon Juice
15 ml
Honey Syrup
15 ml
Ginger Juice
Lemon Slice, to garnish

PRO TIP

Try making extra ginger juice to create another fresh drink, the Mamie Taylor cocktail

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MAKE HONEY SYRUP

To make honey syrup, blend 2 parts of honey with 1 part of water

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MAKE GINGER JUICE

To make ginger juice, juice 2 parts of fresh ginger and blend with 1 part sugar

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SHAKE

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard for approximately 10 seconds

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POUR

Strain into a rocks or old fashioned glass filled with ice

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SERVE

Garnish with lemon slice and serve

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PENICILIN ORIGINS

This cocktail’s name heralds back to a time when lemon and ginger were widely used for their healing properties, and their inclusion in this Penicillin drink hints at it being a cure-all. The creator of the Penicillin drug, Alexander Fleming, was also Scottish – so it’s fitting that the Penicillin drink is full of Scottish flavour, made with two types of Scotch.

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