My mashup of a Penicillin and a French 75
|1 1⁄2||oz||Blended Scotch|
|3⁄8||oz||Honey syrup (See "notes" below on this and the ginger syrup)|
|2||oz||Sparkling white wine|
|1⁄8||oz||Islay Scotch, Laphroaig 10 (As a float)|
|1||twst||Lemon peel (As garnish)|
Shake the first four ingredients with ice and strain into a flute glass with 2 oz of sparkling wine. Float 1/8 oz Laphroaig 10 Year and garnish with a lemon twist.
It will work as 3/4 oz of a ginger-honey syrup. Originally made with 1/2 oz honey syrup with 1/4 oz of our housemade zippy-intense ginger syrup, but with a less intense ginger syrup, using 3/8 oz of each will work.
I was inspired by the Penicillin and various riffs including a Flip, and I wondered why there were no smoky sparkling cocktails that I could think of. Therefore, I merged the Penicillin with the French 75 to make an elegant wintery libation. Finally, I named this the Fleming Fizz after the Scottish scientist who discovered the drug back in 1928, Alexander Fleming.
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