The Story Behind The Hawaiian Gold Rush

Pineapple adds a tropical twist to the classic Gold Rush cocktail, which is typically made with lemon, bourbon, and honey syrup. The sweet, tangy juice plays beautifully off the grapefruit bitters here, too.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ½ ounce honey syrup (recipe follows)
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until chilled, and then strain over one large ice cube.

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Updated: 2021-11-08

Honey Syrup Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water

Honey Syrup Directions

  1. Add honey and water to a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Let mixture simmer until honey dissolves, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cool mixture and store, covered, in your refrigerator.
The Hawaiian Gold Rush Recipe