Ginger Bug Penicillin

Ginger Bug Penicillin. Matthew Benevoli photo

Matthew Benevoli’s Ginger Bug Penicillin uses his homemade ginger bug.

• 1.5 oz blended scotch whisky

• 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice

• 0.75 oz ginger bug

• 0.5 oz honey syrup (see note)

• 0.25 oz peated Islay scotch

• Garnish: piece of candied ginger or a lemon twist

Add first four ingredients to a shaker with ice; shake for a few seconds. Fine strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Gently float Islay scotch over top of the cocktail. Add garnish on top. Serves 1.

Note: To make honey syrup, place equal amounts of honey and water in a small saucepan and heat, stirring constantly, until honey is fully dissolved.

—by Matthew Benevoli

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