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Whiskey Raiders’ Gold Rush Cocktail Recipe

The Gold Rush cocktail is a really simple cocktail, with only three ingredients: Whiskey, honey (or honey syrup if you can get your hands on it or make it), and lemon. It is really similar to the whiskey sour, and with ingredients that people typically have on hand, it’s an easy one to make in a pinch.

Make Your Own Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey

Honey simple syrup is easy and quick to whip up. Just take one cup of honey and one cup of water, stir together in a saucepan until the honey is completely dissolved in the water, and store in the refrigerator. The honey to water is a one-to-one ratio, so you can make as big a batch as you need. (i.e. four cups of honey to four cups of water).

How to Make a Gold Rush Cocktail

  • 2 oz of whiskey
  • 1.5 oz of honey/honey syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Optional Lemon wedge for garnishing
  • Optional mint sprig for garnishing

First, grab your glass, add some ice, and pour in two oz. of whiskey.

Gold Rush Recipe

Glass, ice, and two oz. of whiskey.

Follow that with one and a half oz of honey/honey syrup.

Next, add an oz of lemon juice.

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Lemon juice and wedges for garnishing.

Optional garnish with a lemon wedge and mint sprigs & enjoy!

Gold Rush Recipe

Finished Gold Rush cocktail.

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