Gold Rush Cocktail

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This is my current favorite cocktail - it's just perfect at the end of a long day with the kids, when I feel like I want something a little more special than just a glass of wine. 

This seems like a high end bar cocktail, but it's super easy to make. It's similar to a whiskey sour, but with honey. Or, think Hot Toddy, but not hot!

A "Gold Rush" Cocktail - for two:

  • 2 ounces lemon juice (or we're using a combo of lemon, orange, and grapefruit)
  • 2 ounces honey syrup (just equal parts honey and water, melted together and then cooled)
  • 4 ounces whisky (the one in the picture was Rye)

This is enough for two drinks. If you want to just do a little math, you could double or quadruple or even more, and mix up a pitcher of this and put it in your fridge. It's super quick to make if you already have your juice and syrup ready - I do those and just keep them in jam jars in the fridge. 

I like to shake it up in a cocktail shaker with a little ice, and then pour over more ice in a glass. If you want to feel a little more fancy, get some molds for making a big ball of ice. These are also nice because your ice doesn't melt and water down your drink as  fast.  Or you could shake it will with ice and pour in a martini glass.