Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail


Penicillin__Honey_Ginger_Whiskey_Cocktail3 (1)As the name suggests Penicillin which is supposed to cure a cold and the flu, right? Well, this Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail may not really substitute your flu medicines but it certainly has ingredients that soothe the cold and flu symptoms. This Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail got – honey and ginger in it. 😀

If you grew up with your mom forcing that honey ginger syrup into your throat on the onset of a cold, then as a grown up you might just love this cocktail. My husband for sure does. If you are a scotch lover like him, you might enjoy Smokey Sazerac which is also a potent whiskey drink.

So, why it’s really called a Penicillin? Originally created and named by an NYC bartender, this cocktail is perfect for fall evenings.

You can make a home made a ginger-honey syrup to use in this cocktail or alternatively, just muddle a few thinly sliced ginger with honey before adding the whiskey or scotch.

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  • 4-ounce whiskey or scotch
  • 1-ounce ginger syrup
  • 1 ounce Honey
  • Ginger slices for garnishing
  • 1-ounce orange juice (you can use lemon or lime juice as well)


  • Make Ginger Syrup by peeling the ginger it and slicing it into little pieces. Then, add 1 cup of sugar + 1/2 cup water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow to simmer. Add your ginger… muddling it in the syrup as you cook. (Cook for about five minutes.)
  • Strain out the ginger and allow to cool.
  • In a Cocktail, shaker add the orange juice, ginger syrup, honey and whiskey
  • Add some ice cubes in a whiskey glass and pour the cocktail over the ice
  • Garnish with some candied ginger

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

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  1. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:
    In response to the Daily Prompt IRRELEVANT I am sharing this delicious and extremely healthy recipe with you, Beautiful People, because it seems totally irrelevant to anything, but in reality, it isn’t: we are in the month of High Holidays when honey is always prominent on the table and in all our recipes. In fact, it is my family tradition to dip challah in hone, rather than salt, during the entire month, until the end of Simchas Torah, the very last holiday of this entire period, to ensure a sweet year full of blessings. I’d like to extend the blessings to all of you, Beautiful People!

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  2. I was given a similar recipe when I lived in NYC, featuring lime juice. It chased away the chills, but it was more like a “toss it down quickly” than a “sip and enjoy.” This one sounds much better – and I’m not one bit surprised.
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  3. Mmmm. I love ginger simple syrup! This cocktail looks so delicious and I will surprise hubby when I make it and he’s going to be as happy as I will be, drinking it.

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  4. This cocktail sounds amazing! Love honey and ginger “anything” and the fact that is also good for cold and flu symptoms is a plus!

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  5. Wow! I found your site through The BookWorm Drinketh. What an interesting recipe! I love ginger, and of course Scotch and Wiskey. When I first looked at the recipe I thought – that is a lot of sugar to water – but then I realized (yeah stupid) its a syrup (of course). I had to let my Chef mind kick in. This is a special drink that I will certainly try. Thank you!

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