Highball Cocktail Recipe

* Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associates, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases
Highball Cocktail Recipe

The drink is simple to prepare but we wouldn’t call it simple, since all you need is whiskey, club soda, and ice. The secret to crafting an excellent cocktail is in the details, especially with a drink so simple. You will also need fresh ice as well as freshly opened club soda that has been chilled as cold as possible, in addition to choosing a whiskey that you are fond of (if you wouldn’t enjoy it neat, don’t use it in this drink). When the highball was introduced in the late 1800s, it was mixed with plain soda water, but today ginger ale is the mixer most commonly used. This soda can be enjoyed with whiskey or ginger beer and its sweet, fruity flavor adds depth and a snappy note to the drink. It’s one of the reasons the food is so popular because you can make a near-endless variety of tastes by mixing these two ingredients.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Highball Cocktail Recipe is 4 out of 10.



  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Highball Cocktail Recipe is 200 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Highball Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • Highball glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 6 ounces ginger ale or club soda
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make It

  • Put some ice cubes into a highball glass. Pour in the whiskey.
  • Add the ginger ale or club soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Rate This Recipe

User Review
5 (1167 votes)