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Whisky Highball

The whisky highball is considered one of the simplest cocktails ever. You only need 2 ingredients and 2 minutes to prepare this drink. Discover the simple recipe and prepare a whisky highball cocktail at home.

Whisky Highball Cocktail Recipe

  • 5 cl whisky
  • Ginger ale or soda water

Step by Step Guide

  1. Measure the whisky with a jigger and pour it into a long drink glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in ginger ale or soda water and stir gently with a bar spoon.
  3. Now you can serve the drink or enjoy it yourself.
Whisky Highball
Recipe by Tim


This is what the whisky highball tastes like


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The taste of this cocktail depends on which whisky you use in the preparation and which filler you use. Therefore, the taste of this long drink cannot be generalised so easily. If you use a high-quality single malt Scotch, the whisky is pleasantly rough and tart without tasting too alcoholic or sharp. Even those who don’t actually like whisky can be surprised by this drink and be sucked into the world of whisky.

What makes the long drink so special?

The Whiskey Highball is a simple, classic and popular way to enjoy your favourite whiskey while sipping a cocktail. This recipe is one that every budding bartender should know, and it’s quite simple: whiskey and soda water (or ginger ale). Once you’ve mixed the drink, you probably won’t forget the recipe in a hurry. This highball drink is a refreshing way to enjoy any type of whiskey. Blended, bourbon, Canadian and rye whiskeys all work very well. You can also use Irish whiskey, but then the drink is called Irish Buck.

How the highball drink was invented

The Highball Drink was originally mixed with plain soda water in the late 1800s, but ginger ale is now the most common mixer. The rough and mild taste of the soda water is a nice accent to the whisky. Between the two ingredients, you can create an almost endless array of flavours. This is also the reason why the drink is so popular.

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