Barrel to Bottle: After the Gold Rush

The Quarantini series rolls on with a twofer: The Gold Rush and the Margarita. While Greg and Pat stick with the basics, Roger and Chris get very fancy with several variations. It wouldn't be a cocktail episode without The Fruit King making an appearance to Tiki things up. Then, a listener wants to know the Barrel to Bottle Crew's favorite champagne cocktails.  

Mix along at home with the following cocktails:

Pat's Gold Rush


  • 2 oz bourbon or rye
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz honey simple syrup


    To make honey simple syrup, combine three parts honey and one part water, heat in sauce pan until combined. Try Chris' version with an egg white. Or with ginger beer and lime juice instead of lemon juice. Roger substituted Laird's Apple Brandy with bourbon and also added a dash of All Spice Dram.

The Mrs. Versch Margarita


  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado
  • 1 part Grand Gala Triple Orange Liqueur
  • juice of one lime

    Build in a measuring cup with ice, mix with a knife. Do not rim the glass. Try Chris' version with Key lime juice and Herradura Blanco. 

Pat's Spicy Paloma 

Roger's Rum-a-Rita