Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Whiskey Wensday: The Gold Rush

Well like 'Tequila Tuesday' and  'Mezcal Monday', 'Whiskey Wednesday' will no longer be numbered, it seems redundant.
This week we are going to look at a fantastic cocktail that meshes perfectly with one of the stories surrounding Cyrus Noble.
Over 110 years ago, a minor caught up in the frenzy of the "Gold Rush" was at the end of his patience and he set out to find anyone who would trade his something for claim. The place was Searchlight Nevada, the desperate minor was John Coleman. The best trade he came across was in the form of the finest bourbon in town-Cyrus Noble. So John traded the claim to his mine for a delectable bottle of bourbon. Then the unexpected occurred, that mine gave up $250,000.00 in gold.
Wow, I hope whomever got the claim for a bottle of Cyrus Noble was decent enough to by him another bottle and one of these cocktails every time that they ran into John Coleman. So here is the beverage:
The Gold Rush

2 ounces Cyrus Noble bourbon

¾ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice

¾ ounce honey syrup
(3 parts warm honey, 1 part warm water)

Shake up all the ingredients and pour them over the top.
Fill a rocks glass with big ice .

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