Orange Maple Penicillin

Orange Maple Penicillin is a delicious combination of orange juice, peated Scotch whisky and honey syrup. It's the perfect refreshment for the cold weather. The first known recipe for this cocktail was published in The New York Times, November 24, 1940. It was written by a woman named Vera Barclay, who said she had been drinking this cocktail for some years. She called it an orange maple because the ingredients are not only orange juice and maple syrup but also Canadian whiskey.

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1 orange slice
3 slices of fresh ginger
¾ ounce pure maple syrup
1 ounce blended Scotch whisky
¼ ounce smoky Islay single-malt Scotch whisky
1 ounce maple bourbon
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
Orange peel for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange slice, ginger, and the maple syrup.
2. Add the blended Scotch, single malt Scotch, maple bourbon, and lemon juice.
3. Add the ice and shake to chill.
4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with the orange peel.

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