Ginger Gold Rush
This twist on the Gold Rush substitutes honey for ginger liqueur. Ginger Gold Rush ». Maxime Iattoni

This is a twist on a whiskey sour variation called the Gold Rush, traditionally a simple concoction of bourbon, honey, and fresh lemon juice. Here, we replace the honey with a ginger liqueur, which adds an exotic kick without the need for a flavored syrup or bitters, resulting is a bright spicy note that plays well with the oaky bourbon.

Ginger Gold Rush Ginger Gold Rush
Ginger liqueur adds a spicy kick to this bourbon-based twist on a whiskey sour.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 1 12 oz. ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton)
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 12 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Brandied cherry, for garnish


  1. Put the brandied cherry in the bottom of a martini glass. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over the cherry into the glass.