The Penicillin is a modern classic cocktail that highlights the peaty flavors beautifully. Combining Scotch with lemon, honey, and ginger makes for an excellent Whiskey Sour-like drink even if you're not Scottish!
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the ginger with a muddler or wooden spoon until it is mashed and juices are released about 15 seconds.
In a cocktail shaker, add the blended scotch, lemon juice, and honey syrup with a handful of ice. Shake until cold.
Strain the drink into a lowball glass with one large ice cube.
Carefully pour the single malt scotch over the back of a spoon just above the drink’s surface, creating a layer on top. Garnish with candied ginger, ginger root, or lemon peel and serve.
Do you want to know the best way of making a penicillin cocktail? Make clear ice! Clear iced drinks are great because they don’t have that cloudy look.