Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Gold Rush

Image: Tim Nusog

It doesn’t get any easier than this refreshing three-ingredient drink, a honeyed twist on the Whiskey Sour. For a more assertive cocktail, use a high-proof bourbon like Booker’s or Wild Turkey 101.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce honey syrup*
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: lemon peel


  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with one large ice cube.

  3. Garnish with a lemon peel.

  4. *Honey syrup: Add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. (You can experiment and decide how much of a honey flavor you want in your syrup. The more honey you use, the thicker the syrup and stronger in flavor it will be.) Stir until blended. Strain into a jar and seal tightly with a lid. Will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator.