The guys talk about the Gold Rush, made of bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup, or “Runny Honey,” honey mixed with hot water to loosen that amazing sweetener right up! It’s a necessary step, otherwise your honey hides in the jigger. Try a 2:1 ratio water to honey and see if you like the consistency of it. Ben talks over his first Gold Rush after a lifetime of being a vodka soda drinker. He credits it as a gateway into the fantastic world of cocktails. It’s a simple drink and isn’t simple always exceptional! It’s creation is relatively new, invented at the legendary Milk and Honey bar on the lower east side of Manhattan in 2001 by a gentleman named T.J. Siegel. Milk and Honey was responsible for the revival of craft cocktails in this century, the drinks coming out that bar were extraordinary. Sasha Petraske, rest in peace, a titan of the bartending world, was the visionary behind Milk and Honey. Kim talks about his mentor reflecting on the impact of phenomenon Sasha Petraske on the world of craft cocktails and learned from the man himself, so the legend grew and the reality matched it. His wife Georgette Moger-Petraske, wrote a cocktail book, “Regarding Cocktails,” to honor her late husband. And before Sasha it was Dale DeGroff and the Rainbow Room, blazing the trail for cocktails. Honey, lemon, bourbon, please! A modern timeless cocktail.