Second Child at Gold Cash Gold in Detroit

When in Detroit, don’t miss Gold Cash Gold, a pawn shop turned Southern fried chicken outpost helped spawn a culinary rebirth in Motor City. And Gold Cash Gold  – located in the Corktown area of the city – has a new cocktail menu for the season, broken down into categories: Sunlight (bold and bright), Starlight (dry and effervescent) and Moonlight (dark and boozy).

Created by Gold Cash Gold bartender Marlowe Johnson, we are digging the Second Child, a picture-perfect tipple from the Starlight section made with Don Q Cristal rum, citrus cordial, lime, lemon, egg white and flower tincture.

Second Child at Gold Cash Gold

“The Second Child is three of my interests rolled into one,” explains Johnson. “It’s a daiquiri sour, essentially, and introducing people to more rum cocktails is an essential part of my bartending.”

Even better: it’s a sustainable cocktail.

“We started the program eliminating 90% of all juice and then moved to produce as little waste as possible in our ingredient usage,” Johnson continues. “The Second Child really showcases our house citrus cordial — a balmy, floral, Rich syrup made from the spent and peeled fruit from the bar. Finally, it’s a bit of a choose your own adventure cocktail. Depending on which of the three bitters one drinks through, the entire profile of the drink changes.”

Second Child cocktail ingredients

  • 2 oz. Don Q Cristal rum
  • 1 oz. house citrus cordial (grapefruit, lemon and oranges low temp cooked with sugar)
  • .75 oz. lemon
  • .25 oz. lime
  • Pinch of saltEgg white
  • Egg white 

Gold Cash Gold details

2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48216


IG: @goldcashgolddetroit


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