The Gold Rush is a very simple and famous cocktail. Although it recalls the good old days of gold diggers, it is actually a modern drink. As well as the Penicillin cocktail, it was created in the early aughts by bartender J. Siegal at Milk & Honey bar in New York, as a honey variant of classic Whiskey Sour.
The Gold Rush is made with only three ingredients, bourbon, honey syrup and lemon juice to dampen the strong flavor, so as to replace the gin in Bee's Knees. This is a simple full-bodied cocktail you'll love to enjoy any time of the year.
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add the bourbon, honey syrup and lemon juice. Shake for less than 30 seconds.
Strain into an old fashioned or rock glass with ice cubes.
Garnish with a lemon peel.
Use a bourbon that is no more than eight years old, otherwise the flavor will be too bold.
If you want to make honey syrup by your own, combine one cup of water with another one of honey in a saucepan over medium heat, while keeping in mind to stir until honey is dissolved. Let it cool and use it.