Penicillin: The Smoky and Tart Cocktail Makes For A Great After Dinner Treat

Penicillin Cocktail

If you’re looking for a classic yet sophisticated after-dinner drink, the penicillin cocktail is just the thing! This unique drink combines scotch whiskey, ginger liqueur and honey syrup for a sweet and smoky flavor that’s sure to please. It’s a great way to end a meal and has become increasingly popular with craft cocktail aficionados.

To make a penicillin cocktail, gather the following ingredients:

• 2 ounces of whiskey – we prefer bourbon, but rye and blended whiskey also works

• ¾ ounce of ginger liqueur (such as Domaine de Canton)

• ¾ ounce of honey syrup

• ¼ ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice

• 2 dashes of smoky Islay scotch (such as Laphroaig or Lagavulin)

• Ice

Start by filling a shaker with ice. Then, add all of the ingredients and shake until well combined. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass that’s filled with fresh ice. Finally, garnish with a lemon wheel and a few drops of Islay scotch.

The penicillin cocktail has a sweet and smoky flavor with a hint of citrus. The whiskey provides a bold base while the ginger liqueur and honey syrup add sweetness. The smoky Islay scotch adds a unique flavor that’s sure to intrigue.

This cocktail is a great way to end a meal because it’s light yet flavorful. It’s slightly sweet and goes down easy, so it won’t leave you feeling weighed down after dinner. Plus, it’s a great conversation piece because it’s such a unique drink.

So if you’re looking for a classic yet sophisticated after-dinner drink, try the penicillin cocktail. You’re sure to impress your guests with its sweet and smoky flavor and its eye-catching presentation.

Need a pair for your penicillin? Try out a smoked tri tip steak for dinner tonight.

The Classic Brunch Bevvy: Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Cocktail

Are you looking for a classic cocktail to spice up your weekend brunch? Look no further than the Bloody Mary! This timeless brunch favorite is perfect for adding a bit of zing to your morning – and the best part is, it’s easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can craft a delicious Bloody Mary in no time.

To make a classic Bloody Mary, you’ll need:

• 4 ounces of tomato juice • 2 ounces of vodka • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce • 1 teaspoon of horseradish • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake the ingredients together.
  4. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  6. Garnish with a celery stalk, lime wedge, and/or a pickle.

And there you have it – the perfect Bloody Mary! Whether you’re serving this at a brunch or just looking for a unique cocktail to enjoy, this classic recipe is sure to please. So go ahead, whip up a batch of Bloody Marys and enjoy your weekend!

If you’re like us, you’re most likely getting hungry after brunch bloodies. So, why not get a spatchcocked chicken on the smoker to satisfy your empty belly? Check out a great spatchcocked chicken recipe.

The Most Refreshing Summertime Drink: Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Do you love the classic Moscow Mule cocktail? This easy-to-make drink is made with lime, ginger beer, and vodka and is perfect for a refreshing summertime sip. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious Moscow Mule that you can make at home.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. Fill a copper mug or a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka and lime juice to the mug.
  3. Top off the mug with the ginger beer.
  4. Stir the ingredients together.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.


  • You can use any type of vodka for this recipe, but a classic vodka or a light-flavored vodka works best.
  • If you don’t have a copper mug, you can use a highball glass, rocks glass, or any other type of glass.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice is best for this recipe, but you can also use bottled lime juice in a pinch.
  • For a sweeter twist, you can add a teaspoon of simple syrup or a tablespoon of honey to the recipe.
  • If you’d like to add a kick to your Moscow Mule, try adding a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or just relaxing at home, this delicious drink is sure to satisfy. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can easily make a Moscow Mule at home. So grab your ingredients, mix up a batch, and enjoy!

Now, the question is, what to eat? We’d suggest pairing your Moscow Mule with a smoked salmon. Check out our recipe for smoked salmon.

A Twist on a Classic Margarita: Mezcal Margarita

Mezcal Margarita

Are you looking to make the perfect margarita with a twist? Try using mezcal, the smoky and complex cousin of tequila, to make your next margarita truly stand out. With the right ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create a flavorful, unique drink that’s sure to turn heads.


2 oz tequila

1/2 oz mezcal

1 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz orange liqueur

3/4 oz simple syrup


Cocktail shaker

Cocktail strainer

Tall glass


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the tequila, mezcal, lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake for about 15-20 seconds or until the outside of the shaker is cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into a tall glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist, lime wedge, or a sprinkle of chili powder.

When it comes to tequila, there are many types to choose from. For a classic margarita, you’ll want to use a blanco or reposado tequila. These types of tequilas have a light smokiness and subtle sweetness that will pair nicely with the other ingredients. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt for a tequila with a more intense smokiness like an añejo or extra añejo.

Garnishes are a great way to add a unique touch to your margarita. For a simple garnish, a lime wedge or orange twist will do the trick. For something more complex, you can top your drink with a sprinkle of chili powder or a few drops of smoked bitters.

No matter what type of tequila you choose or what garnish you use, your homemade margarita with mezcal is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!

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Enjoy This Top Notch Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned Cocktail

If you’re looking for a classic, flavorful cocktail that’s sure to make you the life of the party, then you need to learn how to make a great Old Fashioned. An Old Fashioned is a timeless cocktail that has been enjoyed by many for over a century. It’s a simple drink that many people know how to make, but if you want to make a truly great Old Fashioned, there are a few tips you should keep in mind.

To start, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of whiskey (rye whiskey is the traditional choice, but bourbon or blended whiskey can also be used) -1 teaspoon of simple syrup -2 dashes of Angostura bitters -1 orange slice -1 maraschino cherry

Fill a rocks glass with ice and set aside. In a separate glass, combine the whiskey, simple syrup, and bitters and stir until combined. Strain the mixture into the rocks glass and garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Now you have a delicious Old Fashioned that’s sure to impress your friends. If you’re looking for a twist on the classic, you can also try using different types of whiskey, such as rye, bourbon, or a blended whiskey. You can also add a dash of orange or cherry bitters for a unique flavor. And don’t forget the garnishes – an orange peel, a twist of lemon, or a maraschino cherry are all great choices.

So if you’re looking to make a great Old Fashioned, follow these simple steps and you’ll have a delicious cocktail that’s sure to impress. Cheers!

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