If you’re looking for a simple, yet sweet tasting whiskey cocktail, the Gold Rush is right down your alley. This drink is somewhat new in the cocktail community as it made its first appearance just less than 20 years ago. It combines honey syrup, lemon juice, and whiskey to create the ultimate cocktail. Some consider this a cousin of the whiskey sour because they use similar ingredients.
Here’s What You’re Going to Need
- Cocktail strainer
- Cocktail shaker
- Lemon juice
- Honey syrup
Gold Rush Drink Recipe
- Cocktail strainer
- Cocktail Shaker
- 2 oz Whiskey (or bourbon whiskey)
- 3/4 oz Lemon juice
- 3/4 oz Honey syrup
- Add all of the ingredients listed above to the shaker and shake for roughly 10 seconds.
- Strain the contents into an old fashioned glass.
- Kick back and enjoy your cocktail!
History Of The Gold Rush Cocktail
The Gold Rush cocktail has only been around since the early 2000s. It was invented by a man named T.J. Siegal who, at the time, made it for the Milk n’ Honey cocktail bar in New York. He was close friends with the owner and founder of the bar, Sasha Petraske, who passed away in 2015.
The cocktail’s name, ‘Gold Rush’ comes from the color of it and how the drink is made. When you mix the drink and pour it in a glass with ice, (which is how you’re supposed to have it) it looks like a gold rush going into the glass.
Gold Rush F.A.Q’s
Can I add egg whites to the drink?Not for a true gold rush cocktail. If you add egg whites to it the texture and flavour will change dramatically.
Whats the difference between this and a whiskey sour?A whiskey sour uses simple syrup instead of honey syrup. Also, most whiskey sour’s use egg whites.
How do I make the honey syrup?To make honey syrup add 3 parts honey to 1 part water. Check the bottom of the page for full instructions.
Do not just use honey because it won’t mix properly and could turn chunky.
What about using Bourbon?Yes! A lot of people like to use a bourbon-whiskey for this cocktail.
Gold Rush Size Conversion
Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total.