Find Out Why Bartenders Love The Gold Rush Whiskey Cocktail

Simple yet sophisticated, strong and refreshing, the Gold Rush is your favorite bartender's favorite whiskey drink. While the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan have already experienced their renaissances, The Gold Rush still flies under the radar and nobody likes making the same cocktail over and over.  It's also a cinch to make, crafted with whiskey, honey, and citrus. 


  • 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and water)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon Twist

Gold Rush Recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and combine bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and honey syrup.
  2. Shake to mix.
  3. Strain over a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist.

Pro-Tip Experiment with different bourbon variations to find the perfect match for your taste preferences. Some swear Maker's Mark makes the best Gold Rush while we prefer a Bottled-In-Bond bourbon, whose 100 proof alcohol content will hold up against the other ingredients.

Hot Remix Enhance your Gold Rush cocktail with aromatic bitters or flavored honey syrups for a personalized touch. Elevate this classic whiskey cocktail effortlessly, adding layers of complexity and unique flavor profiles.

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