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November 7, 2021

Maker’s Mark Gold Rush Cocktail

Maker's Mark Gold Rush Cocktail

I’m planning for a signature cocktail for Kurt’s birthday celebration tonight. The Gold Rush cocktail takes no time to make, but you won’t want to rush through sipping this honeyed riff on the Whisky Sour. It’s so easy that it’s hardly a recipe except that you make a quick honey syrup by heating honey and hot water. Store-bought honey is graded on a quality scale of A to C, based on moisture content, color, clarity, and absence of defects. But for the purest, most flavorful honey, explore your local farmers’ market to seek out the raw or unpasteurized variety. Honey syrup will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week and has a number of uses. It’s great in sauces, marinades, vinaigrettes, and, of course, other Maker’s Mark or whiskey® cocktails. And don’t forget to check out some of my other favorite cocktail recipes.

Maker's Mark Gold Rush Cocktail

Gold Rush Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 3/4 part honey syrup*
  • 3/4 part fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

For the Honey Syrup

  • 2 parts honey
  • 1 part hot water

Instructions

    1. Add Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup to an ice-filled shaker
    2. Give it a good shake.
    3. Strain over ice into rocks glass.
    4. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Notes

Honey syrup will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week and has a number of uses. It’s great in sauces, marinades, vinaigrettes and, of course, other Maker’s® cocktails

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