Penicillin cocktail with ice cubes and rosemary sprig in a round class. On top of a stone plate.
Penicillin Cocktail with Ginger, Lemon and Honey
Penicillin Cocktail is a whiskey drink that is loaded with amazing flavors of ginger, lemon and honey. A sweet and fresh drink that cures it all!
Penicillin cocktail with ice cubes and rosemary sprig in a round class. On top of a stone plate.
Penicillin Cocktail with Ginger, Lemon and Honey
Penicillin Cocktail is a whiskey drink that is loaded with amazing flavors of ginger, lemon and honey. A sweet and fresh drink that cures it all!
Servings Prep Time
2-3drinks 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3drinks 15minutes
Ingredients
The Penicillin Cocktail
Ginger Syrup – makes 1 cup
  • 20oz ginger460-570g**. peeled and roughly chopped. to yield 1/2 cup juice
  • 1/2cup sugar100g
Honey Syrup – makes 1 cup
Instructions
Ginger Syrup
  1. Remove the peel from the ginger. It’s easiest to scrape using the back of a spoon.
  2. If you’ve got a juicer, this is the definite best way of juicing your ginger. You need less ginger to make the same amount of juice. However, if you don’t have a juicer, you can use a food processor and then a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth. Just squeeze the juice out of the pulp.
  3. Then combine the ginger juice with an equal amount of sugar. So 1/2 cup of ginger juice needs 1/2 cup of sugar. Shake to dissolve the sugar. Pour into a jar with a tight lid. This mixture holds in the fridge for at least 1 month.
Honey Syrup
  1. Mix honey with warm water until the honey dissolves. Pour this into a jar with a tight lid too and it will keep in the fridge for at least 1 month.
The Penicillin Cocktail
  1. Combine ginger syrup, honey syrup, lemon juice and whiskey with a few ice cubes in a shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into your favorite whiskey glass.
  2. I also love to garnish with  a rosemary sprig. It adds a nice, aromatic touch that goes wonderful with ginger and whiskey. Relax, and enjoy all this ‘cures all’ drink has to offer.
Recipe Notes

* The traditional Penicillin usually uses Scotch whiskey as the body of the drink, but also Islay Scotch floating on top. After you made your drink, float a splash of Islay Scotch on top. If you’ve got it, why don’t you use it!

 

** If you use a juicer, you can use less fresh ginger than if you use a food processor to get the same amount of juice.

 

*** To make this drink vegan, simply swap honey with maple syrup. But it’s no need to dilute the maple syrup with warm water as it’s already pretty pourable.

 

Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice / #gingerwithspice, I’d love to see!

 

Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice

Adapted from: Cocktail Chemistry