Ginger-Binger – Imperial Blue [Penicillin]

The Penicillin is an immensely popular whisky based cocktail considered by many to be a modern classic. It is a whimsical cocktail with an interesting mixture of flavours and is traditionally made with blended Scotch whisky and topped off with single malt Islay Scotch.

If you are looking to enjoy the Penicillin whisky cocktail at a budget, or simply do not have access to a wide array of Scotch whisky selections, you can opt for Imperial Blue to create the Ginger Binger. It is one of India’s most widely and voluminously sold whisky brands that you won’t have difficulty finding.

The signature Imperial Blue taste is smooth, smoky and packs a punch if you like your whisky cocktails to be just as potent as they are appealing to the taste buds. The Ginger Binger is a terrific evening cocktail that combines unlikely flavours to produce a delicious drink.

Traditionally, this recipe uses honey-ginger syrup, but if you want to look for quick fix without losing much of the essence of the cocktail, you can opt for Honey-Ginger liqueur.


  • Imperial Blue whisky – 60 ML
  • Lemon Juice – 15 ML
  • Honey-Ginger Liqueur – 15 ML
  • Candied Ginger – For Garnish

The Process

Step 1: Add the Imperial Blue whisky, Lemon Juice, Ginger Liqueur and ice to a cocktail shaker.

Step 2: Shake well, and strain the mixture in to a Lowball/Cocktail glass with two-three cubes of ice.

Step 3: Garnish with a piece of candied ginger, and enjoy the Ginger Binger!