Penicillin Cocktail Recipe

The Penicillin is a modern classic cocktail created by Australian-born bartender, Sam Ross. Sam has made many well-known cocktails whilst spending his time behind the bar at infamous NY cocktail bars such as Milk & Honey, Pegu Club and Attaboy.

The Penicillin combines smoky flavours with sweet honey and spicy ginger.


  • 60mL Blended Scotch Whisky (2 oz)
  • 22.5mL Fresh Lemon Juice (¾ oz)
  • 22.5mL Honey-Ginger Syrup (¾ oz)
  • 7.5mL Islay Whisky (¼ oz)


  1. Combine the blend whisky, lemon juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake with ice
  3. Strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned glass
  4. Float the Islay Whisky
  5. Garnish with skewered, candied ginger
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