No one knows who Cameron was or why he or she needed a kick, but we’re sure glad someone stepped in and gave them one in the form of this supremely odd but delicious cocktail. A strange mix of scotch, Irish whiskey, orgeat and lemon juice, the drink originally appeared in print in Harry MacElhorn’s Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails in 1922. It’s at once smoky, dry, nutty and tart. Try it once, for curiosity’s sake if nothing else.
It may not be quite as effective as its namesake antibiotic, but this cocktail is certainly curative, especially after a long day of work. The recipe, a blend of ginger, honey, lemon and scotch, is a spicy take on a classic Whiskey Sour created by New York City bartender Sam Ross in 2005. Since then, it’s taken on a life of its own, becoming some...