Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

This cocktail is sweet and spicy and makes for a delicious fall treat.  The golden color goes perfectly with the leaves, but it’s a refreshing change from all that cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin floating around these days.  This cocktail features pure sweet & spicy ginger, bourbon, and a squeeze of lemon.
Ginger Gold Rush Cocktail

We tried out a delicious small batch bourbon for this recipe.  It’s called Black Maple Hill.  An authentic Kentucky Bourbon, this baby has tasting notes of “vanilla, caramel, spice and nectarine. Very smooth without being cloying or flat.”  Thanks to the reviewers here for those notes; my palate loves this bourbon but comes up short with the adjectives. I’d make a terrible perfumier!

Another thing to love about this cocktail is it’s simplicity.  Three ingredients, a citrus twist if you want to be fancy, and serve. 

Ginger Gold Rush

  • 1.5 ounces Bourbon
  • 1.5 ounces Ginger Liqueur (we used Canton)
  • .5 ounces fresh lemon juice
Combine all three ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake well, then strain into a martini glass.  Serve with a citrus twist if desired.


  1. Yum! I will definitely be trying this! A friend gave us some ginger liqueur months ago, and we haven't been sure how to use it! Thanks!

    1. Oh good! I hope you like it. I love this as a way to use Ginger Liqueur because it is not overly sweet; the bourbon and lemon balance it out perfectly!

  2. I love the spicy flavor of ginger, but I've never had ginger liqueur before. I need to go look for that--this sounds like a lovely fall cocktail!

  3. We are big bourbon fans, so this is right up our alley. We'll be on the look out for this bourbon!

  4. This sounds amazing. I love ginger and bourbon. I bet they're terrific together. Can't wait to try it! :)


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