Rye Gold Rush

As fall begins to creep in I find myself veering away from the margaritas and leaning into more bourbon cocktails. This twist on a modern classic is the perfect transition from summer to fall. Citrus freshness, floral honey, with a dark rye bourbon. This has become my favorite bourbon cocktail, and I bet you will agree!

What you’ll need


  • 2 oz Basil Hayden Dark Rye
  • 1 oz Lemon juice (I love Santa Cruz if you don’t have fresh lemons)
  • 1 oz Honey Simple Syrup (see the Citrus Honey Margarita post for this recipe)
  • Ice

Fill a cocktail shaker with a little bit of ice. Not too much, you don’t want to dilute. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice, and honey simple syrup. Shake a few times to mix.

Strain in a glass over a large ice cube. I really prefer the large cube in this cocktail to prevent dilution, but it is totally optional.

Sip and enjoy!

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