photo credit: elleroy
Those old school cocktails have always been my favorite. When the grown ups were drinking Whiskey Sours, I always wanted one. I managed to snag the whiskey soaked maraschino cherry/orange slice combo impaled on the ubiquitous plastic sword and that was good enough back then.
Nowadays, I still enjoy the drink, but last night mixologist and politico extraordinnaire, Rachel Maddow, offered a twist to the old stand by. It involved some story about honey badgers that I don't remember - hence the honey in the recipe - but I don't know what she was talking about because she had me at bourbon.
It's called The Gold Rush and I don't really remember that part either. Only that it's very good and a little different - in a good way. It's a smooth sweetness.
2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz honey syrup
To make honey syrup:
2 parts hot water
1 part honey
Stir until honey dissolves
In a shaker filled with ice, combine bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup and shake until chilled. Pour into high ball glass over ice.
I think Neil Young probably enjoys one of these...
After The Gold Rush...