Everything has a beginning. For me, my love of cocktails started the moment my lips first met a Gold Rush. The libation was served to me at the fabled New York speakeasy, Milk & Honey, and it was love at first sip. To me, it is the perfect combination of sweet and citrus, and it is made with my favorite of all spirits—bourbon.
Gold Rush Cocktail
1 oz honey syrup*
1 oz lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over a large ice cube into a chilled rocks glass.
To make the honey syrup, 2 part honey and 1 part water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the honey dissolves. Let chill.