Penicillin [Cocktail Recipe]

The modern classic Scotch cocktail that’s beloved by bartenders and drinkers alike was first created by Sam Ross of Milk & Honey in New York City. Feel free to substitute an Islay single malt for the blended whisky.


  • 2 oz. blended Scotch whisky
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. honey syrup
  • ¼ oz. Islay single malt scotch
  • 2-3 quarter-size slices fresh ginger
  • Candied ginger, to garnish


Muddle fresh ginger in a shaker and add the remaining ingredients, except for the Islay single malt. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Float the Islay whisky on top and garnish.

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