Gold Rush Cocktail
Gold Rush Cocktail

Fizzy, refreshing and classy, ​​the Gold Rush cocktail is a revamped version of the Whiskey Sour with honey! This modern classic has a retro twist.

Gold Rush Cocktail

This classic cocktail has a retro name and a sweet, tangy taste: it’s the gold rush! The name sounds like a 1920s mixed drink, but it’s actually a modern take on the classic whiskey sour. If you love bourbon drinks, add this one to your to-do list. The combination of lemon peel, honey undertone and spicy whiskey finish is perfection. Here’s how to make this modern classic!

What is a gold rush cocktail?

The Gold Rush is not a classic cocktail, as the name suggests. This variation of whiskey sour using honey syrup instead of plain syrup was invented in the mid-2000s. Bartender TJ Siegal created it for the Milk & Honey Bar in New York (which is also where the paper airplane was invented). Honey adds depth and richness to this cocktail that a simple syrup lacks. The Gold Rush Cocktail consists of:

  • Bourbon whiskey
  • lemon juice
  • honey syrup
honey syrup

How to make honey syrup

Honey syrup is a simple syrup made with honey instead of granulated sugar. It’s really easy to whip up a batch: and it adds rich depth to cocktails of all kinds. Here’s what to do:

  1. Add equal parts honey and water to the saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir until honey has dissolved (don’t let simmer!), about 1-2 minutes. Cool to room temperature before use. Store in the fridge for 1 month.

A few more cocktails Who Uses Honey Syrup? Bee knees, brown derby and penicillin.

How to make a gold rush cocktail

Once you’ve made the honey syrup, the rest of the Gold Rush cocktail is a breeze! All you need is a shaker: no other fancy tools needed! Here are the basic steps (or jump straight to the recipe):

  • Shake: Pour bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and honey syrup into a shaker. Fill with ice and then shake until very cold. Don’t have a cocktail shaker? Use a mason jar with a lid instead.
  • stump: Strain the drink into a lowball glass. Don’t have a cocktail strainer? Use a fine mesh strainer instead.
  • Garnish: Add ice and a slice of lemon.
Gold Rush Cocktail

The bourbon to use

You’re going to want to use a good gold rush bourbon! It’s not as fancy as the Old Fashioned or the Mint Julep. But with just lemon and honey to balance, the bourbon has to hold its own.

Our rule of thumb is: buy good liquor to make a good drink! Opt for a mid-range bourbon: This is usually a general indicator of quality. The bourbon we used was Bulleit Bourbon. We also like to use locally distilled spirits when we can find them.

Step it up: add clear ice!

How do you take this gold rush to the next level? Add clear ice! Clear ice is crystalline ice that lacks the turbidity of normal ice. You can also cut it into beautiful shapes that look like they came straight out of a trendy bar. It’s very simple: it only takes 24 hours and a small cooler. Here’s how to make transparent ice cream.

Gold Rush Cocktail

When to serve a gold rush cocktail

The Gold Rush Cocktail is a chic and complex cocktail, ideal for sipping as:

  • Happy hour drink
  • Drink at dinner
  • summer drink
  • Drinks late into the night
  • Evening drink between boys or between girls
  • Aperitif at aperitif time

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The description

Fizzy, refreshing and classy, ​​the Gold Rush cocktail is a revamped version of the Whiskey Sour with honey! This modern classic has a retro twist.

  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce (1½ tablespoons) honey syrup
  • For the garnish: lemon slice

  1. Pour bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup into a shaker. Top up with a handful of ice and shake until very cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a lowball or old fashioned glass. Serve with ice and a lemon wedge.
  • Category: drink
  • Method: Shocked
  • Kitchen: cocktails
  • Diet: vegetarian

Keywords: Gold rush cocktail, simple bourbon cocktail

Sour cocktails

Sour cocktails are a family of cocktails that combine spirits, citrus, and sweeteners. There are so many variations; here are some favorites:

  • New York Sour Prepare a classic whiskey sour and add a layer of red wine. Stunning!
  • Tequila Sour, Vodka Sour or Gin Sour These sours from the 1920s combine lemon, liqueur and egg white foam.
  • Classic Sidecar One of the best classic cocktails ever! This acidity is the perfect balance between cognac, cointreau and lemon.
  • Classic Margarita A twist on the sidecar that has become one of the most popular of all time.
  • Classic Daiquiri The Classic Daiquiri is actually not frozen! It’s rum, lime juice and sweeteners. Or try a more sophisticated version, the Hemingway Daiquiri.
  • Tom Collins Cocktail A Tom Collins is also known as a gin sour: it is light and sparkling with sparkling water.
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