Gold Rush Cocktail

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Hey whiskey sour fans, gather ’round! Meet the Gold Rush cocktail, your new whiskey favorite. Similar to a whiskey sour but with a twist—it swaps simple syrup for honey syrup and skips the egg whites. This gem originated at Milk & Honey, a classy spot in NYC known for its iconic cocktails.

Gold Rush Cocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2


  • 4 ounces water
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 3 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon peel for garnish


  • In a microwave-safe measuring cup, mix water and honey. Microwave on High, stirring occasionally, until the honey dissolves, about 30 seconds.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the honey syrup, whiskey, and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until the outside frosts up, about 30 seconds. Strain into two ice-filled rocks glasses. Garnish each with a twist of lemon peel.

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