Sep 18, 2013

Cocktail to drink right now: The Gold Rush

If I’m eyeing a cocktail list and ginger is listed...

The Gold Rush cocktail | Sartorial Exposure

If I’m eyeing a cocktail list and ginger is listed as an ingredient, there’s a good chance I’ll try it. Ginger liqueur, fresh ginger, ginger beer – I don’t discriminate – I love the stuff. I had purchased a bottle of a ginger liqueur earlier this summer and wasn’t quite impressed, but not more than a week or two later, was invited to a local event by Domaine de Canton that showcased its use in culinary applications as well as featured libations. Chef Eric Ripert of famed Le Bernardin restaurant is a big fan and hosted the New York event.

Gold Rush cocktail | Sartorial Exposure





I love a good complicated cocktail when I’m pulling up to a bar stool, muddled fruit, homemade bitters, barrel aged — the works, but when I’m home there are far less theatrics involved. There’s one thing that I don’t compromise on, and that’s fresh fruit. You won’t find a little plastic lemon in my refrigerator, squeezing citrus for a cocktail really doesn’t take much time and tastes far better than the bottled stuff.

Gold Rush cocktail | Sartorial Exposure

This cocktail is called the Gold Rush and it’s simple enough to make at home, or order at the bar because of it’s simple 3-2-1 ratio. I’d like to thank the fantastic bartender Sean at Smash Kitchen + Bar for being a great sport and working with me for this post. I’ll include the recipe as written, but I’ll give you a head’s up – just make it a double as I do in my own home. They have a couple of house cocktails as well – look out for those in future blog posts.

Gold Rush cocktail | Sartorial Exposure



  • 1.5 oz Domaine de Canton
  • 1 oz  bourbon
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice

Build all ingredients into a mixing glass. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Optional cherry garnish.

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