Playing with ginger and bourbon

Playing with bourbon and ginger flavors has me trying some different combinations based off of The Gold Rush cocktail from the Difford’s Guide website.

The first was a version using ginger brandy, but the ginger was lost a bit so we tried it again and replaced 0.25 oz of the ginger brandy with 0.25 oz of ginger syrup. I would call this a successful adaptation but it still felt a little weak on ginger.


  • 1.25 oz Ginger Brandy
  • 1 oz Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
  • 0.25 oz ginger syrup
  • 0.25 oz lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz lime juice


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a thin lime slice and a Maraschino cherry.

Original recipe from Difford’s Guide