Last week’s Friday cocktail

Last week’s Friday cocktail
Photo: Trader Magnus

Last week I published this one on Instagram, and I thought I’d share it here too… Penicillin is one of my all time favourite cocktails, and I’ve had the pleasure of having it made by Sam Ross himself on a few occasions – even here in Stockholm.

Did I tell you that my first name is John? A while ago I received a surprise package with this lovely bottle of Famous Grouse with my name on it. It’s just that my moniker is Trader Magnus and not Trader John. Oh well, A for effort and the liquid is still the same.

So, last week’s Friday cocktail was a Penicillin with mezcal instead of Islay whisky… yum!

Penicillin with mezcal

Twist of Penicillin by Sam Ross.
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 50 ml blended Scotch whisky
  • 10 ml ginger syrup
  • 10 ml honey syrup
  • 25 ml lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 10 ml mezcal


  • Add all ingredients except mezcal, shake with ice and fine strain into ice-filled Old-fashioned glass. Float mezcal and garnish with candied ginger.