A Different Kind of Penicillin 💉🥃🍋
A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down
I like to learn how to make cocktails, but unfortunately, one or two sips of anything with hard liquor are enough to make me “woozy,” so I rarely finish a drink. This means that my family ends up being the guinea pigs. I saw a class for scotch whisky-based cocktails, and since this is my husband’s favorite drink, and we have plenty of it in the house, I signed up.
Penicillin (the drink) originated in a bar in NYC called Milk and Honey. I don’t think it’s there anymore, but if anyone knows differently, please let me know. It would be great to try it at the place where it originated. It’s called penicillin because it has ingredients that some people believe are useful in curing a cold or flu. These include whisky, lemon, ginger, and honey. In this class, we used Dewars 12 year blended scotch. The recipe also called for a peaty Scotch, so in this class, we used Lagavulin. We also topped the rim with something I love - candied ginger.
This was really good, and I would definitely make it again but it may be easier to order it at a bar. Have you made or tried this? If you would like to, see the links below.
History of the Penicillin Cocktail
Bowery Collective (offers online customized cocktail-making classes)
YouTube Instructions for making a Penicillin Cocktail
Duck Sh*t Tea (another beverage)
Try to make Penicillin cocktail! See the recipes above.
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