Whether you’re serving up drinks for friends or spending a night out on the town, raise your #ToastToNYC with the Gold Rush: a delicious, must-try bourbon cocktail that needs to get on your radar ASAP.
The Manhattan-born variation on a Whisky Sour was first concocted in NYC’s Lower East Side. The story goes that a regular customer ordered his usual Bourbon Sour with honey syrup subbed for the recipe’s traditional simple syrup, instantly giving way to the modern classic.
The drink was immediately dubbed the “Gold Rush,” and soon became a staple throughout the entire city. Eventually, the cocktail would also be served at bars across the country.
At a glance, the Gold Rush is quite simple, prepared by combining bourbon with honey syrup and fresh lemon juice. However, the lemon works to balance the rich, silky-smooth combination of bourbon and honey, giving this whisky lover’s dream a full-bodied tang which makes it stand out from the rest.
Plus, while you can order a Gold Rush next time you head to your favorite NYC hotspot, its use of three simple ingredients makes this drink a great choice for at-home cocktails… mixed with Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, of course!
Maker’s Mark is the perfect addition to your next Gold Rush. And after you’ve prepared it using Maker’s Mark’s own recipe, be sure to raise your glass in celebration of this delicious cocktail’s one-of-a-kind, remarkable home.
Gold Rush Cocktail
- 2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
- ¾ part honey syrup*
- ¾ part fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Lemon wedge for garnish
*For the honey syrup
- 2 parts honey
- 1 part hot water
- Add Maker’s Mark Bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup to an ice-filled shaker.
- Give it a good shake.
- Strain over ice into rocks glass.
- Garnish with lemon wedge.
Maker’s Mark is inviting New Yorkers to join together and raise a #ToastToNYC. Whether it’s in celebration of the city we call home or pays tribute to Maker’s Mark’s Kentucky roots, head over to ToastToNYC.com to share what makes NYC so special to you. You’ll also find an interactive map packed with favorite hotspots of your fellow New Yorkers, along with more delicious cocktail recipes worthy of raising a glass!
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