I discovered this Bourbon cocktail recipe at Proof in Charleston. Simple yet delicious, the Bourbon Gold Rush is made with just honey and lemon. Absolutely Fabulous!
You’ve got to try the Bourbon Gold Rush and experience the gilded promise.
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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I got lucky that night because BB Barna, a Top 30 Bartender in the U.S., was the mixologist.
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Ingredients you’ll need to make a Bourbon Gold Rush
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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How to make a Bourbon Gold Rush
Watch B.B. make this simple yet fantastic bourbon cocktail called the 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.
The recipe reminds me of something my Mother might have given me to fight off a nasty cold as a child. Haha, she didn’t do that…well I don’t think she ever did.
Other Easy Bourbon Cocktails
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Bourbon Gold Rush
- 3/4 Ounce Honey Syrup recipe below
- 3/4 Ounce Lemon Juice
- 2 Ounces Bourbon
- 1 Lemon Peel
- 1/4 Cup of Honey
- 1/4 Cup of Water
- 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