Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gold Rush Martini

Just in time for St. Patrick's Weekend, here's a pot of gold martini to celebrate with. Using Goldschläger in a "gold" martini is obvious, but I thought having Yukon as its base was clever too -- since it's where one of the gold rushes occurred.

Really this cocktail started with the purchase of the Rum Chata and thinking of ways to use it. The chai spice flavors of Rum Chata go very nicely with the cinnamon of the Goldschläger and so I started from there. This is definitely a sweeter dessert martini, but the Yukon and Drambuie help balance it and result in a delicious drink that packs a punch.

The garnish is a little over the top given the average price of real edible gold flakes is between $25 and $40 for a tiny shaker. In a pinch, you could definitely substitute gold colored sugar crystals.
  • 1 oz Yukon Jack Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Rum Chata
  • 1/2 oz Goldschläger Cinnamon Liqueur
  • 1 oz Drambuie Honey Liqueur
  • Edible Gold Flakes 
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Rim the glass with gold flakes. Shake the liquid ingredients with ice until it sweats. Strain into the glass. Garnish with a dusting of gold flakes.