¾ozhoney syrup(1 cup of honey mixed with 1/3 cup hot water)
To make the honey syrup, combine the honey and hot water and stir until the honey has dissolved. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Add all cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill it 3/4 with ice.
Shake until chilled, then strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.
No garnish is required, but I like to add a lemon wheel and an edible flower, if in season.
Gold Rush Recipe VariationsMake a Berry Gold Rush by muddling a few fresh berries with the honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. Then add the lemon juice, bourbon, and ice, and shake until chilled. Fine strain the liquid into a double rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon wheel and a berry.