Money Rush Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Money Rush cocktail is a relatively new concoction that's quickly gaining popularity among young professionals and entrepreneurs. Its name suggests a celebration of success and the fast-paced lifestyle of those who are always on the go.

  • Origin
    • The exact origin is unknown, but it's believed to have been created in a high-end metropolitan bar.
  • Popularity
    • It's favored by individuals who enjoy a lavish lifestyle and often found at exclusive events.
  • Character
    • The Money Rush is a symbol of achievement and is often consumed to mark personal milestones.

How Money Rush Tastes?

The Money Rush cocktail is a complex blend of flavors. It's a strong, vibrant mix with a sweet and slightly herbal undertone. The effervescence from the soda gives it a refreshing kick, perfect for a celebratory toast.

Interesting facts about Money Rush

  • The Money Rush often features a green garnish to play off the 'money' theme.
  • It's sometimes served with edible gold flakes to emphasize wealth and extravagance.
  • The cocktail's popularity spikes around the New Year and during financial industry events.


A few good options for Money Rush are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

Learn everything on which Gin to choose


Gin is the backbone providing a strong, botanical base. At 2oz, it's just enough to give the cocktail a boozy kick without overwhelming. Miss out on gin and you miss the party - literally. Go overboard, and well, perhaps the world's destiny is at stake. As an alternative, try vodka for a cleaner, neutral taste.

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Green Chartreuse

This French liqueur is the mysterious, herbal soulmate to gin. At 0.5oz, it threads through the Money Rush without taking over the conversation. Skip it, and you're ditching the complexity that makes this cocktail memorable. Swap it with Benedictine for a sweeter, less punchy profile.

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Lime Juice

1oz of this zesty juice cuts through the booziness and provides a tartness that makes your taste buds tingle. Without it, you're left with a flat, confused cocktail. Yikes! Lemon juice could pinch-hit, offering a different type of citrus bite.

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Simple Syrup

Bringing 0.5oz sweetness to the mix without stealing the spotlight, it's the yin to lime's yang. No syrup? Prepare for a tart takeover that'll leave your lips puckered. Agave nectar is a nice sub giving a slightly more rustic sweetness.

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Club Soda

2oz of fizz that lifts the drink into effervescent glory, giving it a refreshing zeal. Skip this, and you'll miss out on the cocktail's refreshment factor. Tonic water could be used for a bittersweet twist.

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Mint Leaves

The four leaves bring a cool, fresh sensation. They're like the cocktail's version of a fresh breeze on a hot day. Forget them, and you'll be missing that refreshing touch. Basil could jump in for a more peppery, less cooling effect.

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Fresh Basil

Adding 2 leaves of this gives a fragrant, slightly sweet layer. It's like an extra thought that leaves a memorable impression. Without basil, you lose a layer in this garden of flavors. Try cilantro for a punchier, more divisive herbaceous note.

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Recipe. How to make Money Rush Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 2oz of gin, 0.5oz of green Chartreuse, 1oz of lime juice, and 0.5oz of simple syrup.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with 2oz of club soda.
  6. Gently slap 4 mint leaves and 2 basil leaves to release their aroma and add them to the glass.
  7. Stir gently to combine.
  8. Garnish with a lime wheel or a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail cold longer.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • When adding the soda, pour it gently along the side of the glass to preserve the carbonation.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Charcuterie: The herbal notes of the gin and Chartreuse pair well with the savory flavors of cured meats.
  • Seafood: The citrus tang of lime juice complements light seafood dishes like grilled shrimp or a lemony fish ceviche.
  • Salads: Fresh salads with vinaigrette dressing mirror the cocktail's bright and herbal profile.

Drink Pairings

  • Water: To stay hydrated and balance the alcohol intake.
  • White Wine: A crisp Sauvignon Blanc can continue the light, herbaceous theme without overshadowing the cocktail.

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What you could change in Money Rush

  • Gin: If you don't have a premium gin, a good quality London dry gin can be used as a substitute.
  • Green Chartreuse: Yellow Chartreuse can be used for a sweeter, less herbal flavor.
  • Simple Syrup: Agave syrup can be used for a different kind of sweetness.

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And of course - twists🍹

Berry Rush

For a fruity variation, muddle a few fresh raspberries and blackberries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. The berries will add a sweet and tangy dimension, transforming the Money Rush into a Berry Bonanza. Garnish with a berry skewer for that 'wow' factor!

Spicy Rush

Give the cocktail a spicy kick by adding a slice of jalapeño to the shaker. Remember, with great spice comes great responsibility. It's about warming the soul, not setting it on fire – unless you're into that. Garnish with a jalapeño round, for those who dare.

Autumn Rush

This twist involves adding a splash of apple cider and a pinch of cinnamon in the shaker. It's like autumn swept through your drink. The apple's sweetness and cinnamon's warmth create a comforting, seasonal spin on the original. An apple slice or a cinnamon stick makes the perfect garnish.

In case you forgot basics how to make Money Rush

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Money Rush

How do I properly muddle mint for a cocktail without making it bitter?

When muddling mint, use a gentle touch. Press and twist the muddler slightly to release the essential oils from the leaves without shredding them, as over-muddling can release bitter chlorophyll from the stems.

Can I store leftover Money Rush if I make too much?

It's best to enjoy the Money Rush cocktail fresh due to the carbonation and fresh herbs. It's not recommended to store it, as the flavors and texture will diminish over time.

Is the Money Rush suitable for a large party?

Yes, the Money Rush can be adapted into a punch or larger batch recipe, just be sure to add the club soda just before serving to maintain the effervescence.

What kind of gin works best in a Money Rush?

A premium or London dry gin with a clean, balanced botanical profile is ideal for the Money Rush to complement the herbal notes of Green Chartreuse.

What can I use if I don't have a highball glass for the Money Rush?

Any tall glass, such as a Collins glass, can be a good substitute. The important factor is that it should have enough space to accommodate the drink and ice comfortably.

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