by Dheeraj Chatlani
Difficulty Level: Easy+
A rum riff on the classic Penicillin Cocktail that combines a smokey savory flavor profile with a bright, refreshing, citrus finish. The original cocktail is made with scotch and our Smoked Rum is a perfect substitute!
1 oz Vitae Spirits Golden Rum
.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Smoked Rum
1 oz. lemon juice
1.5 oz. ginger honey simple syrup*
flamed lemon peel
Ginger honey Simple Syrups
Blend Ginger, add small quantities of water until ginger becomes paste-like. Strain through cheesecloth/clean towel. Squeeze the pulp through the bag to increase the yield of juice. Allow juice to settle and pour ginger juice into a clean vessel, discarding remaining starch. Measure yield of ginger juice in fl oz. Measure equal volumes of Honey, Hot Water, and Sugar, and combine them together. Allow mixture to cool slightly before mixing in Ginger Juice.
- Combine Golden Rum, syrup, and lemon juice in shaker with ice
- Shake until frothy
- Strain into rocks glass with one large ice cube
- Top off with .5oz Smoked rum
- Garnish with lemon peel