Penicillin Cocktail Recipe


The Penicillin cocktail is made with Whiskey, ginger and fresh lemon juice. The drink was created in 2005 by New York bartender Sam Ross. Its name derives from the drug penicillin hinting to the medicinal properties of some of ist ingredients, with suggested effects similar to that of a hot toddy which is said to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.


  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • 75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. Lagavullin 16y Whiskey
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. honey syrup
  • 2 – 3 quarter-sized slices of fresh ginger


  1. Muddle fresh ginger in a shaker.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the Lagavulin Whiskey.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake.
  4. Strain into a chilled old fashioned glass with ice.
  5. Float the Lagavulin whiskey on top.


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Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


STORY The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, adding whiskey or, less commonly, Cognac, and garnishing with a twist of citrus rind. It is traditionally served in an old fashioned glass (also known as rocks glass), which predated the cocktail. INGREDIENTS 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Rye Whiskey 1 sugar […]

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Vieux Carré Cocktail Recipe


The Vieux Carré (French for “old square”) cocktail is an alcoholic cocktail of cognac, rye whiskey, vermouth, Bénédictine and bitters. The Vieux Carré was first stirred to life at New Orleans’ legendary Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in the 1930s. The Vieux Carré cocktail is at once sweet, boozy, bitter and smooth—in other words, […]

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Godfather Cocktail Recipe

Godfather Cocktail

The Godfather cocktail is a 1970s-era drink, named for the popular film “The Godfather” and it is often made with equal parts of Whiskey and Amaretto, but my version dials down the sweetness. And I take instead of Scotch whiskey a smoky Whisky from Ireland, because it tastes better in my opinion. INGREDIENTS 60 ml/ […]

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