Adapted from Session Cocktails by Drew Lazor and the Editors of PUNCH

Riffs on riffs on riffs is so often the name of the modern cocktail game, evidenced no more directly than with the conception of the Amoxicillin. It’s a low-proof reimagining of the Penichillin, itself a lighthearted frozen version of Sam Ross’s nouveau classic, the Penicillin. The Penichillin—the most popular drink at Diamond Reef, a Brooklyn bar in which Ross has a stake—plucks Ross’s original ingredients out of the mixing tin and places them in a blender. For the Amoxicillin, our low-ABV rendering, oloroso sherry replaces the Penicillin’s blended Scotch.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces oloroso sherry
  • 3/4 ounce peated Scotch, preferably Laphroaig
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce ginger syrup (see Editor's Note)

Garnish: lemon wheel

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with the lemon wheel.
Editor's Note

Ginger Syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 cup fresh ginger juice

Combine the sugar and ginger juice in a small pot over very low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Transfer to a plastic or glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.