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close up of a low ball glass filled with this Gold Rush Cocktail recipe and garnished with a lemon twist. the glass is surrounded by lemon slices, a little honey bear, and a bottle of bourbon sits in the background.

Gold Rush Cocktail

A modern twist on a whiskey sour, the Gold Rush is a light and refreshing bourbon cocktail made with honey simple syrup and lemon. Simple and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 271 kcal


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 - 1 oz honey simple syrup


  • Place lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously to combine and cool
  • Strain the drink into a low ball or old fashioned glass
  • Option to garnish with a lemon wedge or lemon twist


*The recipe for homemade honey simple syrup is located here
*Note: If you are looking for an easy conversion for ounces, 1 ounce is equal to 2 Tablespoons, so each cocktail needs 4 Tbsp of bourbon and 2 Tbsp of lemon juice plus your simple syrup.


Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 2mg
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