Modern Classic

Gold Rush

A Gold Rush is essentially a Whiskey Sour with honey instead of sugar, this simple swap leads to a cocktail worthy of its golden name. The addition of honey gives a renewed body to the beverage, resulting in a simple, yet nuanced drink for your enjoyment.


Gold Rush

  • 2 oz ANGEL'S ENVY Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz 2:1 honey syrup
  • Lemon wheel garnish
  • Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
  • Strain into a lowball glass and serve down (large cube suggested).
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Ways to Enjoy a Gold Rush Drink

Your Gold Rush cocktail should be a vibrant gold color (hence the name) and clear, not cloudy. You should be able to smell the vanilla and maple notes from the ANGEL’S ENVY bourbon finished in Port wine barrels, alongside the sweet honey aroma and subtle citrus from the lemon garnish. A Gold Rush bourbon drink will have a rich sweet taste from the honey, combined with the smooth warmth of the bourbon. 

How to serve a Gold Rush

There’s a diverse range of flavors you can pair your Gold Rush cocktail with from spicy snacks like roasted nuts or mild cheese and cured meats to contrast the sweetness, you can also opt for citrus or honey-based desserts to complement the flavors in the drink. 

A Gold Rush should be served in a rock’s glass, which is short and wide, perfect for the ice and quantity of liquid. 

If you like this cocktail, you must try the Whiskey Sour by replacing the honey with sugar.

about the Gold Rush Cocktail

Commonly Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a Gold Rush and Whiskey Sour?

The key difference between the two whiskey-based cocktails is the ingredients used to add sweetness. A Whiskey Sour uses simple syrup, whereas a Gold Rush uses honey. A Gold Rush has a richer and sweeter taste, but as the two are very similar if you like one you will more than likely also enjoy the other.

What’s the history of the Gold Rush Cocktail?

A modern take on the classic Whiskey Sour, the credit for the Gold Rush recipe is often accredited to New York City during the late 1900s. The Gold Rush cocktail is a great example of how even the most classic of cocktails can be reinvented as mixology evolves.

What kind of bourbon goes with a Gold Rush Cocktail?

ANGEL’s ENVY, of course! The sweetness from the vanilla and maple syrup in our bourbon makes the perfect Gold Rush drink.


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