Gold Rush

We just love whiskey cocktails as we always have whiskey around the house and it pairs well with citrus and goes well with spicy bitters. I first made this cocktail on New Year’s Eve this year and we just loved it. We loved it so much that we made a whole pitcher full. It is so easy and so delicious. I love the beautiful amber gold color and the smooth sweet and sour comforting taste with just a touch of spice. It is especially great on a cold day when you just want to stay in your warm pajamas by the fire and enjoy the calm moment. Here is the recipe.

Gold Rush Recipe


  • 3/4 oz honey
  • 1/2 oz hot water
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey (I used Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey)
  • Couple dashes of Spice & Spirits Cinnamon Clove Bitters (You can substitute with Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters)


Combine honey and hot water until you have a nice syrup. Then pour all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain over big ice cube and garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy!