By Matt Goldstein & Amy K. Haight
The Domaine de Canton is simply one of the best liqueurs in the world. Canton is a ginger based Cognac dating back to the days of the French Colonization of Indo China. Canton is a small batch liqueur made with French eaux de vie using XO and VSOP Grand Champagne Cognacs only. Made with ginger root from Vietnam, the Canton is then hand made with all natural ingredients; Tahitian vanilla beans, Provencal honey, and Tunisian ginseng. For the Domaine de Canton Gold Rush cocktail, take the Domaine de Canton, some Kentucky Straight Bourbon and lemon juice. Easy work. Not only is this one of the easiest cocktails to make, it’s one of the best. Not too sweet, not too sour, with a full body mouth feel, we are in love with this cocktail. The lemon perfectly tones down the bourbon and Canton together and makes both spirits in the drink a perfect combination. The tiny sour kick at the end gives this cocktail one of our highest recommendations. We love it because it’s easy to make, but we are in love with it because it’s just so good! Not to mention, it’s a low calorie cocktail, relatively speaking. For this cocktail, we used the Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, inexpensive and good enough to drink straight, but excellent for any cocktail. FYI, Buffalo Trace makes many of the world’s finest Bourbons such as Blanton’s, Elmer T. Lee, Eagle Rare and many other award winning whiskeys.
The Domaine de Canton Gold Rush Cocktail:
1.5 parts Domaine de Canton Liqeuer
1 parts Kentucky Straight Bourbon
½ parts lemon juice
Shake over ice and serve in a martini glass…
We are literally drinking this cocktail right now and going to mix another immediately after we post this article….