It’s not often you come across a cocktail that is made using a scotch but it exists. Well, the use of lemon juice and honey-ginger makes for a delicious drink that takes away from the typical smokiness that scotch brings. The penicillin is a classic scotch cocktail that was more recently created in the early 2000s by Sam Ross, a bartender who worked at the pioneering New York cocktail spot Milk & Honey. Ross took the elements of the Gold Rush cocktail (bourbon, lemon, and honey), made it with blended Scotch, then added equal parts honey syrup and sweetened ginger juice.
- 2 oz Blended scotch
- 1/4 oz Islay Single-Malt Scotch
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3/4 oz Honey Ginger Syrup
- Garnish: Candied Ginger
Add the blended scotch, juice, and syrup into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with the single-malt scotch. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.