Gold Rush Penicillin

How to Make A Gold Rush Penicillin

The Gold Rush Penicillin is a delightful twist on the classic Penicillin cocktail, artfully incorporating the Coastal Stone: Xplore Whisky. This cocktail offers a harmonious blend of flavours, combining the richness of whisky with the bright notes of lemon and the soothing sweetness of honey and ginger. Crafted to perfection, here's how to create this exquisite cocktail:



  • 60 ml Coastal Stone: Xplore Whisky
  • 20 ml Lemon Juice
  • 20 ml Honey Syrup
  • 10 ml Ginger Juice
  • Peated Whisky Spray

Garnish: Candied Ginger


1. Prepare the Shaker:
Begin by setting up a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice, preparing it for the blending of flavours that will follow.

2. Combine the Core Ingredients:
Pour 60 ml of Coastal Stone: Xplore Whisky, 20 ml of Lemon Juice, and 20 ml of Honey Syrup into the shaker. The whisky's robust character, combined with the lemon's tartness and the sweetness of honey, creates a balanced foundation.

3. Add Ginger Juice:
To infuse a delightful spicy kick and an invigorating aroma, add 10 ml of Ginger Juice to the mix. Ginger's warmth and earthy notes will add depth to the cocktail's profile.

4. Shake Until Well-Chilled:
Seal the shaker and vigorously shake the ingredients until they are well-chilled and perfectly combined. The act of shaking not only chills the cocktail but also marries the flavours, creating a symphony of tastes in each sip.

5. Strain into a Rocks Glass:
Strain the beautifully crafted mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. The use of fresh ice helps maintain the drink's temperature and dilution at an optimal level.

6. Garnish with Candied Ginger:
For an extra layer of sophistication and a delightful textural element, garnish your Gold Rush Penicillin with a piece of candied ginger. The candied ginger not only adds visual appeal but also offers a sweet and spicy contrast to the cocktail.

7. Finish with a Peated Whisky Spray:
To further enhance the whisky experience, finish the cocktail by lightly spraying a peated whisky atop the drink. This adds a subtle smoky aroma that complements the whisky's character.

8. Serve and Savour:
Your Gold Rush Penicillin is now ready to be enjoyed. This cocktail is a harmonious blend of flavours, where the whisky's boldness harmonises with the bright citrus, soothing honey, and invigorating ginger. Each sip is a journey of complexity and delight.

The creation of this cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology, where carefully selected ingredients and precise techniques come together to craft a drink that is both balanced and memorable. Sip slowly, savouring the layers of flavour and the intriguing interplay of whisky, citrus, honey, and ginger. Cheers to the Gold Rush Penicillin!