There’s never been a better time than now to post something called a Penicillin cocktail. With things going the way they are of late, it felt like the perfect opportunity to share what is a very easy to make (and delicious) cocktail.
If you are looking for another easy scotch cocktail idea, try a scotch and soda. Simple can be the best sometimes!
What is a Penicillin Cocktail?
The Penicillin cocktail was created in 2005 by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey, a bar in New York City, the Penicillin cocktail is a great example of how well scotch works within cocktails. The combination of blended scotch with the smokiness of a good Islay whisky works perfectly in this drink.
How to Make a Penicillin Cocktail
This drink requires two types of scotch; blended scotch and one from Islay (for the peated, smoky flavor) and some ginger simple syrup. To make this drink, combine the ingredients (minus the Islay scotch) in a shaker and shake until cold. Pour over a large ice cube in a whisky tumbler and float the Islay scotch on top. Garnish with a lemon slice or a piece of candied ginger and serve. If you like this drink; try my Pineapple Peat cocktail as well.
This drink works wonders for a sore throat and a dry cough so if you need something to help soothe the old throat before bed (or heck, whenever you feel like it really) then this is the cocktail for you. I’ve linked to the recipe for my ginger simple syrup above as well for those who are wondering how to make it.
I hope you enjoy!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 ounces blended Scotch
- 1/4 ounce Scotch from Islay (peated)
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice fresh is best
- 3/4 ounce honey ginger simple syrup see recipe
- Combine all ingredients except the Islay scotch in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
- Pour over a large ice cube into a whisky tumbler.
- Float the Islay scotch on top of the drink and serve.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.