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Jun 12, 2021

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

This Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail is a twist on the whiskey sour. The additional ginger liqueur takes this bourbon cocktail to a new level. 

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.

Because I'd never been a whisky fan before, that tiny single serving bottle sat in our liquor cabinet forever. I think I used some of it for a baking recipe. 

Then I saw this cocktail. I already had the ginger liqueur... I have a tree full of lemons... why not give this a try?

Bourbon Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

I've always been wary and resistant of whiskeys. I'm not sure why, because my beloved grandmother's 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 amazing. As you can see, I purchased a full-sized bottle of bourbon.. and one after that... and one after that. I'm now a bourbon fan. 

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.

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Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger

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Tahini Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Bourbon Ginger Gold Rush Whiskey Sour

I'm so glad I decided to try this cocktail with that little bit of leftover bourbon. It's unexpectedly tasty. Here's cheers to my dad and grandmother!

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This recipe was originally posted in December 2014 and has been updated with new verbiage, photos, and printable recipe card. 

Bourbon Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail with Domain Canton

Adapted from Saveur

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail
Yield: 1 cocktail
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
This Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail is a twist on the whiskey sour. The additional ginger liqueur takes this bourbon cocktail to a new level.


  • 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.
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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!

  4. I don't know that I've ever had ginger liqueur but I bet it works well with the bourbon and cherries!

  5. Love having another summer drink recipe--especially with all the heat. And ginger's always perfect!


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