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

Leave a Comment


  1. Sarah says 2.24.16

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    x Sarah

  2. Roxanne says 2.24.16

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

  3. Thuy says 2.24.16

    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…)

  4. By NATJA says 2.26.16

    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