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Dec 27, 2014

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

The only reason I tried this Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail was because I had one of those mini bottles of Maker's Mark that Mr. Kitchen had given me as a Christmas stocking stuffer about four years ago. I think he got the idea because I had used bourbon as a marinade ingredient or possibly for making homemade vanilla.

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

That tiny single serving bottle sat in our liquor cabinet forever. I think I used some of it for a baking recipe.... until I saw this cocktail. I already had the ginger liqueur... I have a tree full of lemons... why not give this a try?

I've always been wary and resistant of whiskys. I'm not sure why, because my beloved grandmother's (mama) favorite cocktail was an old fashioned. I have memories of sitting in her kitchen while my dad prepared her favorite old fashioned. Once he handed her the cocktail, she would let me have the maraschino cherry.

This cocktail is reminiscent of the whisky sour, with the ginger liqueur subbing for the honey or simple syrup. The ginger liqueur adds an amazingly spicy flavor.

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

I'm so glad I decided to try this cocktail with the little bit of leftover bourbon. It's unexpectedly tasty. Here's cheers to you mama!

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail


1 ounce bourbon
1 1/2 ounces ginger liqueur (such as Domaine de Canton)
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Cherry or orange wedge


  1. Chill a martini glass. 
  2. Add the ingredients to an ice filled shaker or tall glass. Stir or shake.
  3. Strain the ingredients into the chilled glass. 
  4. Garnish with the cherry or orange wedge.

Adapted from Saveur

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  1. Mmmmm ginger and bourbon? Sign me up!

  2. Mmm, lemon and ginger - this sounds bright and flavorful - Cheers!

  3. Love Maker's Mark!! This drink looks yummy!


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