The Cure-All Recipe

The Cure-All Recipe

[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

With the same flavor base as the Penicillin—lemon, ginger, and Scotch—this foundation of this drink is already a delicious antidote to a long, cold day. Adding a shot of beet juice just ups the curative ante.

No juicer? Alas, me either. But I had no problem getting a small cup of beet juice from the my local health food store.

Note: I use Black Bottle Islay Scotch here, a blended Scotch that's a great value, but still has nice smoke and spice.

About the Author: Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk on the Alphabet Soup Podcast, and talk at her on twitter.

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  • Yield:makes 2 drinks
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 2 ounces beet juice
  • 3 ounces blended Scotch (such as Black Bottle)
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice, from two lemons
  • 2 ounces Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur


  1. 1.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add beet juice, Scotch, lemon juice, and ginger liqueur. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Strain evenly into two coupe glasses and serve.