River of Gold

Looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail to enjoy this summer? Look no further than the river of gold! This drink is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Here's how to make it:
River of Gold Cocktail


Making 10-15 servings of the River of Gold cocktail:

  • Cognac | 3 cups
  • Blanc vermouth | 1 cup
  • Angostura bitters | 10 dashes
  • Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters | 10 dashes
  • Roasted pineapple juice | 2 cups
  • Lemon juice | 1 cup
  • Honey syrup* | 3/4 cup
  • Black tea | 2 cups

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Pour all the items above into your beautiful punch bowl of choice and give it a good stir.
  2. Taste it a bit and check if it needs a bit more of this or that, depending on how you’d like it.
  3. Punch will undoubtedly need some ice, this is to chill it and dilute it since it would be a bit too concentrated at this point, even if you had chilled the liquids beforehand. I suggest making a big block of ice in whatever random bowl or Tupperware container you have. Or if you’re really cool, make clear ice blocks yourself like THIS.
  4. Get a ladle ready, some cups and you’re done!


It’s fruity, full of wood notes, which mixed with the char from the pineapple, make for a fun time. GUARANTEED. Cognac is still a spirit that I struggle with in cocktails, to be honest, yet it’s super-easy for me to make into a tasty punch. It’s cold and warm months are far away, so I thought to bring a bit of tiki flavors and temperatures to the season.

So put on some shorts, crank up the thermostat and invite that one friend you have over. Cause sh*t is about to get crazy. Unless it doesn’t.

And you just have some sparkling conversation for a couple hours and then politely call it a night by 10 pm. I’ll leave that up to you.

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