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The Gin Buck is a gin lover’s dream. It perfectly combines the natural botanical flavors inherent to gin with the citrus bite of lemon or lime juice. Once you learn how to make this drink you’ll likely never want to make anything else!
What is a Whiskey Highball?
A Whiskey Highball is simply the combination of about a shot of whiskey or bourbon and another mixer. Technically, there are many drinks that could be called a Whiskey Highball, however, the generally accepted version is whiskey mixed with either Club Soda or Ginger Ale (Ginger Beer is used too). If you ask a bartender for this drink without specifying something else, this is the version you will likely get.
What makes a drink a Highball?
Highballs are some of the most popular cocktails out there. Not only because many are very tasty, but also, they are usually really quick and easy to make. Like, “only two ingredients” easy to make.
They consist of a small amount of alcohol, usually a shot or so, and a larger amount of a mixer. The mixer can be any non-alcoholic beverage but usually it is either a fruit juice, like a Whiskey and Grapefruit Juice or Whiskey and Orange Juice, or a carbonated drink like Whiskey and Root Beer, Whiskey and Sprite, and Whiskey and Coke.
You will also usually see some form of fruit garnish like a lemon, lime, or cocktail pick of cherries.
How to make this drink:
Like we said above, a highball consists of liquor and a mixer. The Whiskey Highball is usually Club Soda or Ginger Ale. We’re going to make Ginger Ale today, but if you prefer soda water or Ginger Beer, just use that instead, with the same measurements.
2 oz whiskey or bourbon
4 oz Ginger Ale
1 Lime wedge garnish
Fill your highball glass with ice.
Pour in 2 oz of whiskey or bourbon
Top off the glass with about 4 oz of Ginger Ale
Put a lime wedge on the glass to garnish and enjoy!
- highball glass
- 2 oz whiskey or bourbon
- 4 oz Ginger Ale you can also use Ginger Beer or Club Soda
- 1 lime wedge garnish
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of whiskey or bourbon
- Top off with 4 oz or so of Ginger Ale (Ginger Beer or Club Soda)
- Garnish with lime wedge