Anthony Humphreys/Thrillist

The Golden Spike

Yield:  Serves 20


  • 20oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 10oz Goldschläger
  • 5oz Amaro di Angostura
  • 40oz hot apple cider
  • Lemon wedge garnish


  • Heat apple cider in a stock pot to a light simmer. Turn off heat and add Bulleit, cinnamon Schnapps, and Amaro.
  • Transfer to several large thermos to serve at the tailgate. If you are a decked out tailgater with a crockpot, it is possible to pre batch this all together and then heat it on site to serve.
  • Make sure that you have non plastic cups that can handle the heat. Have lemon wedges cut so that guests can garnish their drinks.