A close cousin to a winter’s warm hot toddy cocktail, the gold rush is a simple, three-ingredient drink that will provide you with all the sweet and tangy taste a summer cocktail should contain. With its bourbon base and full-bodied flavor of lemon and honey, there’s no thirst this beverage can’t satisfy.
You only need a few items to get started, but feel free to adjust the ingredients if you prefer a stronger or sharper drink. To get started…
(Makes 2 drinks)
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. boiling water
- 4 oz. bourbon
- 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
Mix the honey and boiling water together in a small bowl until it creates a thin syrup. Add the bourbon and lemon juice and continue to stir. Place the finished concoction in the refrigerator until its ready to serve.
Then, shake in a cocktail mixer and strain over a few ice cubes into a glass. Time to drink and enjoy.