Deceptively simple at first glance, this drink could be mistaken for a honeyed-up version of the Whiskey Sour, or a bourbon-spiked take on the Bee’s Knees. But the Gold Rush is a cocktail all its own, created in the early aughts with the feel of a pre-Prohibition classic. It came about as bartenders began tweaking recipes, pouring newly available liqueurs, and swapping in alternate base spirits.
|2 oz.||Pinhook Bourbon|
|1 oz.||Lemon juice|
|.75 oz.||Honey syrup|
|1||Lemon wheel, for garnish|
|01||Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.|
|02||Shake vigorously and strain over new ice in a rocks glass.|
|03||Garnish with lemon wheel.|