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1 oz Absinthe
1 oz Hangar 1 Vodka
4 fresh blackberries
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 egg white
seltzer water to top
Muddle blackberries in a shaker. Add absinthe, vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white. Shake dry 30 seconds. Add ice & shake until cold. Strain into small mason jar and top with seltzer water. Garnish with blackberry.
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A dark-horse warm-weather drink, the Penicillin cocktail was created by Sam Ross of the NYC haunt Milk and Honey, and has spread like wildfire since. I tried my first at the Vancouver establishment The Diamond, which I recommend to every boozehound who passes through. It’s a difficult drink for a hobby bartender, but the brave will find their effort rewarded - the Penicillin combines the warmth of good blended Scotch, the summery snap of ginger, lemon and honey, and the transportive quality of an Islay single malt into a concoction as pleasantly dissonant as high-end perfume. This drink may not cure that nagging case of the clap, but it will impress the person with whom it’s shared. My recipe is as follows:
2 oz. blended Scotch
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. ginger/honey syrup
1/4 oz. Islay Scotch
Mix blended Scotch, lemon juice, and ginger/honey syrup in a shaker. Shake with ice, strain into tumbler, and float Islay scotch on top.