5 WHISKY HIGHBALL RECIPES
YOU NEED TO TRY
WHISKY X SODA X ICE.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE.
The Whisky Highball drink has dominated the drinking scene in Japan for decades – and now, it’s now picking up the global pace.
The highball drink is a familiar format; a base spirit paired with a (often carbonated) mixer. The Whisky Highball ingredients centre around whisky (obviously) and simple soda water to showcase the complex flavour profile of the whisky.
But did you know there’s more to a Whisky Highball than just whisky and soda? Find out more about the history of the highball and our favourite Whisky Highball drink recipes.
What is a
A Whisky Highball is one of the oldest Scotch whisky classics, made up of three simple ingredients: whisky, soda and ice.
The tiny bubbles and neutral flavour make soda water a great mixer for whisky, while the long highball drink format with lots of ice is incredibly refreshing.
These three elements make up a classic Whisky Highball, but this classic is easily customisable with juice, additional mixers, garnishes and more.
A classic Whisky Highball is refreshing and delicious – but it’s not the only way to enjoy this combo. Here’s some our favourite Whisky Highball variations for you to try…
Classic Whisky Highball
A classic Whisky Highball cocktail is incredibly simple, created to showcase the complex flavour profile of the whisky. We love using Chivas 12 or Chivas Mizunara in a Whisky Highball drink, but our whole range will shine in this cocktail. The Whisky Highball calorie count also makes it an appealing option, sitting at just 100 calories for a 50ml serve of Chivas and soda – which is half of what you’d find in a pint of lager.
Elderflower Whisky Highball
Yes, highball drinks are widely enjoyed because they’re refreshing and delicious. But we’ll let you in on a secret – it’s also because they’re incredibly easy. Built in a glass with no shaking or stirring required, it couldn’t be simpler. An Elderflower Highball adds a sweet yet botanical flavour to Chivas 12 and soda with just an additional dash of cordial – ready in less than a minute.
Peach Whisky Highball
Like most Whisky Highball variations, the Peach Highball is super simple. This Whisky Highball’s ingredients list simply adds Crème de Pêche to the winning trio of Chivas Mizunara , soda and ice for a sweet drink that even whisky newbies will love.
Plum Whisky Highball
The Whisky Highball cocktail was popularised in Japan, Chivas Mizunara was inspired by Japan – so we had to put two and two together and create this homage to Japan. Rich, sweet and aromatic, the Plum Highball features Umeshu plum wine for a classy highball drink you’ll want to make again and again.
Rosé Whisky Highball
Those Angostura bitters in your drink’s cabinet aren’t just for use in fancy cocktails. The Rosé Highball includes aromatic bitters alongside the light and fruity flavours of Lillet Rosé, making this Whisky Highball variation with Chivas Extra 13 ideal for long summer days. Rosé wine, who?