As a follow up to my previous post, I wanted to share another easy Bourbon cocktail that I think is perfect for the winter and the holidays. It’s called a Gold Rush, which is a pretty classic cocktail and happens to be a cold variation of a hot toddy. One of the best things about it is that it’s 3 simple ingredients that you probably have on hand in your home right now. It’s also a cocktail you will probably find on a the drink menu of a swanky speakeasy style bar or restaurant. Cocktail’s from the prohibition era area all the rage right now so maybe you can sip on this one while watching Boardwalk Empire.
Here is the recipe which makes 2 drinks:
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons boiling water
4 ounces of bourbon
2-3 ounces of fresh squeezed lemon juice *
Pour honey into a small mixing bowl and add the boiling water. Whisk vigorously until the honey and water turns into a thin syrup. Pour in the bourbon and lemon juice and mix until all parts are evenly combined. You can make this ahead and serve later if you want to skip this process in front of guests. Garnish with a lemon slice.
* Use more or less lemon juice based on your preference. I don’t like sweet drinks so I would rather use less honey and more lemon juice.
Pour and enjoy !