The final step in completing the 1869 Transcontinental Railroad was driving the Gold Spike to hold the last rail.

Here in Truckee we honor the concept of completing a hard, arduous task by toasting a drink in the spirit of the Early West:  The Gold Spike.

The bars of Truckee offer the Gold Spike, a cocktail made of rye, juices, and Galliano for adults and the Pyrite Spike for participants of all ages.   See the video how to make a proper Gold SpikeClick here.

Or use the recipe below.