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)
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.