Don’t Judge Me Mondays: Penicillin
My husband and I have been watching a web series on Amazon Prime called Worth It. It’s a 15-minute food show where two guys go to three different restaurants and try a specific thing (ice cream for example). The three restaurants chosen have difference price points, so there’s a cheap option, a medium, and an expensive ($900 coffee anyone?). It’s fun to see the different places they go and I get a lot of ideas. One of the episodes was cocktail-themed. The expense place they went sold a $200 cocktail made with scotch called a Penicillin. When they described it, I knew I had to try it at home (though not with the 30-year Highland Park they used, obviously!).
Let’s get to it!
Mix lemon juice and honey together in a small bowl or pitcher. I like to just do this in the liquid measuring pitcher I used to measure out the lemon juice, less dishes to do later.
Mix them until the honey has dissolved.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Now put in the grated ginger and pour the scotch and the honey and lemon mixture over that.
Pop on the lid and give it a good shake.
Pour the cocktail through a strainer in two glasses filled with ice.
I like to use this big ice sphere but regular ice will work too. A large ice cube (or sphere) melts less quickly and looks extra fancy. 😉
Garnish with lemon peel.
This drink is tart with just a hint of sweetness. The ginger adds a tiny kick that somehow enhances the flavors of the scotch. It also smooths out the peaty-ness without covering it. This is a sophisticated cocktail that makes me feel like a grown-up.
- 4 ounces Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 ounce honey
- 4 ounces scotch
- lemon peel for garnish
- Mix lemon juice and honey together until the honey dissolves.
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
- Add grated ginger and pour scotch and the honey and lemon mixture over. Pop on the lid and shake.
- Pour through a strainer in two glasses filled with ice.
- Garnish with a lemon peel.