The Penicillin is a wonderful Scotch drink that tastes like a vintage classic – but it’s really a 2011 invention, from genius bartender Sam Ross.
Most of the Scotch used in the drink should be a mild blended variety, but the little splash at the end should be the biggest, peatiest Scotch you can get your hands on, like a Laphroaig 10-Year.
Shake everything (except the small amount of peaty scotch) with ice. Strain into a short, ice-filled glass.
- Penicillin at Imbibe magazine