Ginger Gold Rush: Da Motha’ Lode Cocktail

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Ginger has become increasingly popular in adult beverages. Ginger ale and ginger beer are used in a number of cocktail variations.  Mothers have used Canada Dry Ginger Ale  for decades to soothe upset little tummies. The name is misleading: the ale doesn’t contain alcohol. It’s basically  carbonated water, sugar and ginger flavorings.

Here’s an adult ginger cocktail with a bourbon rush and a ginger plus lemon zing!

Ginger Gold Rush


1½ oz ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton)
1 oz Bourbon
½ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Brandied cherry, for garnish


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.