The Story Behind The Penicillin

Easily one of the most revered modern classics, the Penicillin is a spicy sipper perfect for a wintry day. With Johnnie Walker as the base, the addition of ginger liqueur, honey syrup, lemon juice, and a few dashes of aromatic bitters brings a balance of bright and tart flavors. Served on the rocks with a slice of candied ginger, this warming cocktail shines equally as an aperitif or an after-dinner palate cleanser.

This recipe is sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce honey syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Johnnie Walker, ginger liqueur, honey syrup, lemon juice, and aromatic bitters.
  2. Shake hard for 5-7 seconds to blend the ingredients.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  4. Add a slice of fresh or crystallized ginger to finish.

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Updated: 2022-02-02

Served on the rocks with candied ginger, the Johnnie Walker Penicillin shines equally as an aperitif or an after-dinner palate cleanser.