I love those bars where you tell the Bartender what flavors and spirits you like and they make you something delightful! In Ivy City, there is a charming distillery Republic Restoratives, creating delicious Vodka, Bourbon, Rye Whisky and Apple Brandy. They also have a an adorable craft cocktail tasting room and it was there in this cozy, but industrial space I tasted my first Gold Rush!
This sweet and tart cocktail is so well balanced you won’t be able to enjoy just one!
What is a Gold Rush?
I’m so glad you asked! Much to my surprise many people and, dare I say, bartenders, have not heard of this modern take on a classic Whiskey Sour. 3 Simple Ingredients and you are done!
- Honey Simple Syrup
- Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Shake till frothy and strain over ice.
Where did this drink originate?
Created by T. J. Siegel for Milk & Honey in New York City this cocktail has quickly caught on as a new classic.
How to Serve it up-
Serve your Gold Rush in a Rocks glass over ice.
Pro Tip: Because no one likes a watered-down cocktail, I like to use large Ice Cubes. Either round or square is fine, but the larger the better!
Cute Rocks Glasses
Here are my favorite rocks glasses from Crate and Barrel
Want something a little more Classic yet still Modern? Head over to CB2
Indulging al fresco? West Elm has this stylish acrylic option
Honey Simple Syrup
How to Whip it up:
- Combine 1 Cup Honey and 1 Cup Water in a small saucepan
- Over Med-Low heat stir till the Honey dissolves into the water
- Cool and store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 1 month.
If you are not trying to make your own Honey Simple Syrup here are a few options you can purchase.
The Gold Rush
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1.5 oz Honey Simple Syrup
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker
Top with ice
Shake until frothy and chilled
Pour into a Rocks Glass over a large ice cube
Garnish with a Lemon Round