Friday Night Cocktails, Islay – Penicillin

Our last classic whisky cocktail – the Penicillin! This July we’re taking a look at some of the most well-known whisky cocktails out there! Each week we will have a cocktail to fit with one of the five Scottish whisky producing regions. So have a look back at our Friday Night Cocktails and give them a try yourself!

Islay whiskies are well-known for having smoky and medicinal characteristics.



1 shot Blended Scotch whisky

1 shot smoky Islay Scotch whisky

1/2 shot ginger liqueur

1 shot lemon juice

1/2 shot honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)

Lemon peel to garnish


Take your blended Scotch, lemon juice and honey syrup and add them all to a shaker. Add ice and shake well for around 20 seconds.

Strain the mixture into an ice-filled glass.

Grab your smoky Islay whisky and float it on top. You cna do this by pouring it gently over the back of a spoon.

To serve garnish with some lemon peel.

Slàinte Mhath!

*You can of course use whiskies from any of the other fours whisky producing regions – LowlandHighlandSpeyside & Campbeltown.

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