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Highball Recipe

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Classic Whiskey Highball


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Every aspiring professional bartender should put this easy highball on their list of drinks to memorize. It is, quite simply, whiskey and ginger ale and is a fantastic, refreshing way to enjoy any style of whiskey you choose. Rye, Canadian, or bourbon whiskies work very well.

You may find some Highball recipes that use soda water, but ginger ale is the most mixer.

This mixed drink should not be confused with the class of drinks called "highballs." Those include most tall drinks with a base spirit and one or two non-alcoholic mixers. Not to be too confusing, a Highball is a "highball" and is served in a highball glass.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour the whiskey into the glass.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
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 5 out of 5
AWSOME DRINK!, Member stevenp512

This is excellent! I was not a big fan of whiskey to begin with but this is excellent! My new drink for the summer! I always find a certain drink and stick with it. It is my personality! HAHA Last summer was a Gin and Tonic! Those are excellent as well! Rangpur gin is the best I recomend it!

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