Cocktail Hour: Penicillin.

penicillin cocktail recipe - the stripe

What if I told you that you could cure your cold AND get a little bit tipsy, all at the same time? Okay, I’m not making any claims here… (and you probably shouldn’t drink when you are sick) but if you insist upon having a cocktail, this should be it. It’s infused with honey, ginger, and lemon… all the things you need.. AND it’s also really delicious. A winning combination for sure.

penicillin cocktail recipe - the stripe

You’ll Need…

  • 2 oz. Scotch or Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Honey
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup (Learn how to make it here)
  • One Lemon
  • Hand Held Juicer (I use mine a shocking amount!)

penicillin cocktail recipe - the stripe

Begin by juicing the lemon into a jar or shaker. Add the honey, ginger syrup, and whiskey.

penicillin cocktail recipe - the stripe

Stir vigorously. I purposely don’t add ice while stirring as it takes a bit of work to dissolve the honey.

penicillin cocktail recipe - the stripe

Pour over ice, and serve with a lemon wheel.

penicillin cocktail recipe - the stripe

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  1. Sarah:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    x Sarah

    2.24.16 Reply
  2. Roxanne:

    Yum! I love the title to this post – so clever!

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  3. Thuy:

    I don’t think I’d do the alcoholic version but I do definitely turn to honey, ginger, lemon tea when I have a sore throat! I used to think it was so disgusting to drink because the smell was so horrible. I had to plug my nose while I drank. Now it’s not so bad (maybe my Mom made it less strong who knows…)

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  4. By NATJA:

    Great post!
    It sound delicious!
    But no, alcohol is not recommended if you are sick 🙂
    I’ve blogged about 10 myths about influenza, and the alcohol myth is almost a classic 😉

    Natja from

    2.26.16 Reply