Going for Gold
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Going for Gold
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.39 / 5
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The Going For Gold cocktail combines the rich and sweet depth of golden rum with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice and the zesty kick of lime juice and ginger ... more The Going For Gold cocktail combines the rich and sweet depth of golden rum with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice and the zesty kick of lime juice and ginger beer. The garnish of lemon peel with edible gold spray adds an elegant and visually appealing touch, enhancing the overall sensory experience. It’s a refreshing and balanced drink perfect for enjoying on a warm day or as a delightful tropical treat.
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Gold rum
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Lemon peel
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6.25% | 1.72 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Going for Gold offers a harmonious dance between the tropical allure of pineapple juice and the robust warmth of gold rum, with a zesty lime kick to keep it refreshingly bright. The effervescent Double Dutch Ginger Beer adds a layer of spicy complexity, ensuring each sip is a tantalizing mix of sweetness and spice.

Method
How to make a Going for Gold

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir gently to combine, then top the glass with Double Dutch Ginger Beer, and add more ice if needed to fill the glass
Garnish with a lemon peel coin/medallion (pre-sprayed with edible gold spray) floated on top of the ice

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Double  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use as a substitute for Gold rum in the Going for Gold cocktail?

You can substitute Gold rum with a different variety of rum like white rum or dark rum. However, it may slightly alter the flavor profile of the cocktail. If you prefer a non-rum option, you could try using a spiced whiskey or a tequila that complements the tropical flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish the Going for Gold cocktail to enhance its presentation?

For a visually appealing garnish, consider adding a pineapple slice, a lime wheel, or a sprig of fresh mint to the rim of the lowball glass. Additionally, a twist of lime peel or a maraschino cherry can add a pop of color and enhance the overall look of the cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the proper way to shake the Going for Gold cocktail?

To properly shake the Going for Gold cocktail, add the pineapple juice, gold rum, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a lowball glass filled with ice and then top it off with Double Dutch Ginger Beer.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what occasions is the Going for Gold cocktail best suited?

The Going for Gold cocktail is ideal for summer parties, beach gatherings, barbecues, and any tropical-themed events. Its refreshing and tropical flavors make it a crowd-pleaser for sunny outdoor occasions and casual get-togethers.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with the Going for Gold cocktail?

The Going for Gold cocktail pairs well with dishes that have tropical or spicy flavors. Consider serving it with grilled seafood, jerk chicken, fresh salads with citrus dressings, or spicy appetizers like shrimp ceviche or tacos. The bright and refreshing notes of the cocktail complement these types of dishes perfectly.

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