Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Gold Rush

gold rush cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This honeyed twist on a Whiskey Sour was created at New York City's Milk & Honey in the early aughts, and has spread worldwide at such a pace that it’s commonly assumed to be a pre-Prohibition classic.


  • 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.