Gold Rush Recipe

Gold Rushes are whisky sours with honey syrup instead of simple syrup. The honey syrup is usually made with a 1:1 ratio of honey to water, but I prefer a 2:1 ratio to balance the lemon juice and bourbon.  


– 1/4 cup honey – 2 tablespoons water – 2 cups ice – 2 fluid ounces bourbon – 3/4 fluid ounce honey syrup – 3/4 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice – lemon twist, for garnish



Mix honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until honey dissolves, stirring. Stop cooking and cool. If needed, add water to make the syrup 3 fluid ounces to account for evaporation. 

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Add 1 cup ice to a cocktail shaker. Bourbon, honey syrup, lemon juice. Cover and shake 15–20 seconds to chill.  

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Strain cocktail over remaining ice cubes or 1 large ice sphere in a rocks glass. Lemon twist garnish. 

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