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Whiskey Highball Cocktail Recipe

Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Highball is a very broad term in the world of cocktails. It has come to be the general term by which we designate any mixed drink that is composed of two ingredients: one alcoholic base and one ‘chaser’. In this sense, rum and coke are considered a highball.

That being said, the highball also shares a long history with whiskey, so much so that the cocktail name ‘highball’ was synonymous with whiskey and ginger ale. In places like Japan, ordering a highball will not be met with any confusion: you’ll get whiskey and ginger ale in a Collins glass.

To continue its legacy, I felt it very appropriate to include it in our whiskey cocktail list.

Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Whiskey Highball Cocktail Recipe

Graham G.
Step-by-step instructions and ingredients for creating the Whiskey Highball Cocktail Recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1.5 oz rye
  • 4-6 oz of ginger ale


  • This drink is built in the glass – add your whiskey first
  • Top with lots of ice
  • Finish it off with ginger ale
  • Serve with a lemon wheel inside the glass
  • Enjoy
    Whiskey Highball Cocktail


And... here it is:
Whiskey Highball Cocktail

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