Ginger Gold Rush

Ginger liqueur adds a spicy kick to this bourbon-based twist on a whiskey sour.

  • Serves

    Makes 1 cocktail

  • Prep

    5 minutes


By SAVEUR Editors

Updated on March 21, 2024

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 retain the simple formula of three ingredients but replace the honey with a ginger liqueur called Domaine de Canton. This substitution does more than just increase the alcohol content; it also adds a bright, spicy note that plays well with the oaky bourbon. A brandied cherry ties the whole cocktail together (try making your own at home using our Brandied Cherries recipe).


  • 1 brandied cherry
  • 1½ oz. ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice


Step 1

To a coupe or martini glass, add the brandied cherry. To a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add the ginger liqueur, bourbon, and lemon juice, and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain over the cherry into the glass.

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