It seems like we really can’t escape mezcal cocktails – and that’s just totally fine with us. The Penicillin cocktail – originally created by Milk & Honey alum Sam Ross – is one of our very favorites and this version at the newest location of Plan Check, in Santa Monica, is a boozy blend of mezcal, ginger, lemon, agave and fennel that we just can’t resist.
“I love mezcal and have been wanting to use it for some time at Plan Check, so I created the Plan Check Penicillin, which is the epitome of what a cocktail should be, explains Justin Nelson, Plan Check’s Beverage Manager and creator of the cocktail. “I originally wanted to play around with the pairing of mezcal and fennel, but the drink’s additional notes of citrus, agave, and ginger are meant to act as part of a greater whole. To top it off, the buzz button flowers leave a slight tingly sensation in the mouth, so the flowers really allow each flavor to stand out and dance on the palate.”
Plan Check Penicillin Recipe and Preparation
- 2 oz. El Silencio mezcal
- .75 oz. lemon juice
- .75 oz. ginger
- .5 oz. agave syrup
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, and then shake and strain over ice. Garnish with fennel fronds, fennel pollen and one buzz button flower.
Plan Check details
1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-857-1364, plancheck.com
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