The modern classic Penicillin - created by Sam Ross at New York's famed Milk & Honey bar - is a delightful gingery-riff on the Whiskey Sour. It's delicious in winter and summer alike and thanks to Liber & Co's Fiery Ginger Syrup you can get the spicy kick without juicing your own ginger.
- 2.5 oz / 1/4 cup + 1 tbs Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative
- 3/4 oz / 1 tbs + 1.5 tsp Liber & Co Fiery Ginger Syrup
- 3/4 oz / 1 tbs + 1.5 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 oz / 1.5 tsp peated / smoky Scotch (optional)
Combine whiskey, ginger syrup and lemon juice in a shaking tin or mason jar with ice and shake briefly to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a piece of candied ginger (optional, but it's a nice touch). If desired, slowly pour the Scotch over the top of the drink.
Obviously using Scotch makes this a low-alcohol (about 2% ABV) cocktail. You can easily omit it, but it brings a beautiful smokiness and depth.