The Bourbon Gold Rush: A Blissful Bourbon Cocktail Guaranteed to Find Pure Gold

The Bourbon Gold Rush: A Blissful Bourbon Cocktail Guaranteed to Find Pure Gold

Something is enchanting about the rich and robust flavors of bourbon, especially when paired with the sweetness of honey and the zesty brightness of lemon. This delightful combination creates a cocktail that warms the soul and tantalizes the taste buds. The Bourbon Gold Rush cocktail seamlessly blends the deep notes of bourbon with the natural sweetness of honey and the citrusy kick of lemon.

You’ve got to try the Bourbon Gold Rush and experience the gilded promise. With each sip, you’ll experience a symphony of flavors. The bourbon’s oaky warmth dances on your palate, followed by the gentle sweetness of honey and the lively burst of citrus from the lemon. The combination is magical, creating a sophisticated and approachable cocktail.

Guaranteed to find pure gold and exhilarate your senses: the Bourbon Gold Rush!
Guaranteed to find pure gold and exhilarate your senses: the Bourbon Gold Rush!

Recently in Charleston for dinner, I headed to Proof, an intimate craft cocktail bar, to check out their menu. They have many specialty drink recipes with Gin, Tequila, Bourbon, and Rye. With such a varied drink menu, I wanted to try them all.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t, so after ‘eny, meeny, miny, moe,’ I ended up on the Gold Rush.

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Ingredients you’ll need to make a Bourbon Gold Rush

Gold Rush Ingredients
Gold Rush Ingredients
  • Bourbon
  • Honey
  • Lemon Juice

The Gold Rush is made with Bourbon, Honey Syrup, and lemon. I used Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon to make my Gold Rush.

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Lemon Squeezer
Lemon Squeezer

Fresh lemon juice is a must for the Bourbon Gold Rush. In that case, you don’t want to squeeze the lemons by hand; it doesn’t work so well. At least for me. I recommend this lemon squeezer with grips.

How to make a Bourbon Gold Rush

I got lucky that night because BB Barna, a Top 30 Bartender in the U.S., was the mixologist at Proof. Watch B.B. make this simple yet fantastic bourbon cocktail called the Gold Rush.

BB from Proof, Charleston
BB from Proof, Charleston – Youtube How to Make a Gold Rush

First, make your honey syrup and then set it aside to cool. Pour the bourbon, honey syrup, and lemon into a shaker with ice and let the cocktail sit for a minute. Shake well and pour the strained contents into a rocks glass with ice.

Crafting a bourbon cocktail with honey and lemon is an art form that celebrates the exquisite nuances of each ingredient. Whether you’re a seasoned bourbon enthusiast or a casual cocktail sipper, this concoction will elevate your drinking experience. So, gather your ingredients, shake up some magic, and enjoy every sip’s blissful symphony of flavors. Cheers to the golden elixir of life!

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Guaranteed to find pure gold and exhilarate your senses: the Bourbon Gold Rush!

The Bourbon Gold Rush: A Blissful Bourbon Cocktail Guaranteed to Find Pure Gold

The Bourbon Gold Rush cocktail seamlessly blends the deep notes of bourbon with the natural sweetness of honey and the citrusy kick of lemon.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail, Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Ounce Honey Syrup recipe below
  • 3/4 Ounce Lemon Juice
  • 2 Ounces Bourbon
  • 1 Lemon Peel
  • Ice

Honey Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Instructions
 

Honey Syrup

  • Stir the honey and the water in a small bowl until dissolved

Bourbon Gold Rush

  • Combine honey syrup, lemon juice and bourbon in a shaker half full of ice
  • Shake vigorously for 10 seconds
  • Pour the strained ingredients into a glass with ice
  • Garnish with a lemon peel
Keyword Bourbon Honey Lemon Cocktail, Craft Bourbon Mixology, Happy Hour, Honey Bourbon Drink Recipe, Lemon Infused Bourbon Cocktail, Mixed Drinks, Proof Charleston
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