Classic Whisky Highball

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2 mins

CLASSIC WHISKY HIGHBALL

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Scotch and soda is a classic combination and one of the oldest Scotch whisky classics. The combination of whisky and soda water is called a whisky highball, and the concept of drinking whisky with soda came about in the 19th century when carbonated water became more readily available. The tiny bubbles and neutral flavour make soda a great mixer for whisky, while the long highball drink format with lots of ice is incredibly refreshing. The Whisky Highball is an incredibly easy cocktail recipe but adding a garnish can add your own twist on a classic. Citrus zests add a fresh touch, while berries and peaches will please a sweet tooth.

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CLASSIC WHISKY HIGHBALL

Highball glass

50 ml
Chivas 12 or Mizunara
150 ml
Soda Water
Orange Zest, to garnish

CLASSIC WHISKY HIGHBALL

Highball glass

50 ml
Chivas 12 or Mizunara
150 ml
Soda Water
Orange Zest, to garnish

PRO TIP

While stirring the Scotch and soda together mixes the drink, make sure to not overmix the highball as this can cause it to lose its fizz

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POUR

Add Chivas 12 or Mizunara into a highball glass

2

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FIZZ & ICE

Add 100ml of soda, then slowly fill the glass to the top with ice

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STIR

Add remaining soda and give a small stir to make sure it’s mixed

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ICE ICE BABY

Add a little more ice to make sure it’s full and compact for best quality

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SERVE

Garnish with orange zest and serve

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WHERE DOES THE HIGHBALL COME FROM?

While no one can be sure where the Whisky Highball originated, Japan is known for popularising it. The Whisky Highball is now one of the most popular drinks in the country.

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BEST WHISKY FOR A HIGHBALL?

Chivas 12, with its smooth and balanced profile, offers notes of ripe fruit, honey, and vanilla, which complement the refreshingness of a Highball. On the other hand, Chivas Mizunara, with its infusion of floral flavours brings a subtle complexity and depth to the cocktail that elevates the drinking experience.

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