Classic Whiskey Highball

Classic Whiskey HighballThe whiskey highball is a simple, classic, and popular way to enjoy your favorite whiskey. This recipe is one that every aspiring home bartender should know and it is, quite simply, whiskey and ginger ale. That makes it very easy to memorize.

Ginger ale’s sweet and spicy flavor is a nice accent to whiskey. And, each brand is a little different so try a few for variations such as Fever Tree and Reed’s.

And, to complicate matters…there is a whole class of cocktails referred to as highballs. They are composed of a base liquor and one or two mixers such as juice or soda. Plus, the glass a highball is served in is also referred to as a highball.

Classic Whiskey Highball 
Yields one cocktail

2 ounces whiskey
6 ounces ginger ale
Lemon wedge or wheel for garnish

Fill a highball glass with ice.

Pour the whiskey into the glass and top with the ginger ale. Garnish with a lemon slice.

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