Gold Rush
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Gold Rush
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The Gold Rush cocktail is a robust and flavorful concoction that brings together the herbal and aniseed notes of Jägermeister with the warmth and richness of bourbon. A touch of ... more The Gold Rush cocktail is a robust and flavorful concoction that brings together the herbal and aniseed notes of Jägermeister with the warmth and richness of bourbon. A touch of cinnamon schnapps adds a spicy twist to the mix, complementing the caramel undertones of cola, which serves as a sweet, fizzy balance to the potent liqueurs. Typically served in a lowball glass, the Gold Rush presents a layered taste experience, starting with the deep herbal complexity of the spirits, moving through the sweetness of cola, and finishing with a lingering, spicy cinnamon kick. This cocktail is sure to entice those who enjoy a harmonious blend of sweetness, spice, and alcohol warmth.
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Jagermeister
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14.14% | 4.95 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Gold Rush brings a rich concoction of Jägermeister and bourbon, energized by spicy cinnamon schnapps and mellowed by cola. It’s a daring symphony of flavors that delivers depth and a warming afterglow, ideal for those who appreciate a spicy yet sweet complexity in their sips.

Method
How to make a Gold Rush

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour one of the shots of Jägermeister and bourbon into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
Shake well
Pour the other shots of Jägermeister and bourbon into the shaker and shake again
Pour the contents of the shaker into a lowball glass
Top up with the coke, then carefully float the Goldschläger on top and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for the Gold Rush cocktail?

To properly shake the Gold Rush cocktail, first fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Jagermeister, cinnamon schnapps, and bourbon to the shaker. Secure the lid or shaker tin top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well mixed and chilled. Strain the mixture into a lowball glass filled with ice, and top with cola for the final touch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Gold Rush to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Gold Rush is in a lowball glass over ice to keep it chilled without diluting the flavors too quickly. Serving it cold will enhance the rich flavors of the Jagermeister and bourbon while allowing the cinnamon schnapps to provide a warm undertone. Garnish with a twist of lemon or a cinnamon stick to add an aromatic element to the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey for the bourbon in the Gold Rush cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute another type of whiskey for the bourbon in the Gold Rush cocktail. Rye whiskey is a good alternative that offers a spicier profile, which can complement the cinnamon schnapps nicely. However, be mindful that the substitution may slightly alter the original taste of the cocktail, so choose a whiskey that aligns with your flavor preferences.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Gold Rush compare to other popular cocktails?

The Gold Rush has an alcohol content of about 14.14%, which places it in the mid-range of cocktail alcohol contents. It's stronger than light cocktails like the Mojito (around 10%) but not as strong as high-alcohol content cocktails like the Manhattan or Martini, which can range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume. This makes the Gold Rush a moderately strong cocktail, suitable for those who enjoy a noticeable but not overpowering alcohol presence in their drinks.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Gold Rush cocktail?

The Gold Rush cocktail, with its unique blend of cola, Jagermeister, cinnamon schnapps, and bourbon, makes it suitable for a variety of occasions. Its warming and rich flavor profile is excellent for fall gatherings or winter parties. The cocktail's bold taste and alcoholic warmth also make it a fitting choice for celebratory events like New Year's Eve or a themed party. Because of its distinctive taste, it might not suit every palate, so consider your guests' preferences when choosing to serve it.

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