Served tall, highball cocktails allow for the use of only a few great ingredients, highlighted by considered mixing and a creative approach. We’ve put together a list that’s perfect for the last of summer and best of all, easy to make.
Dark and Stormy
An absolute classic, the Dark and Stormy makes the most out of dark rum and ginger’s spicy and sweet flavours, with the lime’s ability to cut through as a nice finishing touch. Pour the ingredients into a highball, fill with ice and garnish with a juicy lime wedge.
An old English favourite, the fruit-filled Pimm’s Cup can be enjoyed all year round, but is best in the summer. Pour the Pimm’s into a highball and proceed to build with the various fruit and ice. Finish by topping up with lemonade.
The vodka greyhound was first mixed at London’s The Savoy in the 1930s. A refreshing basic, simply pour the ingredients into a highball, top with ice and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Tequila and Tonic
Not exactly a combination favoured by all, the tequila tonic strangely blends a couple of earthy and bitter flavours together to create a winning combination. Mix the drink by pouring the ingredients into a highball, topping with ice and garnishing with a lime wedge.
An intriguing blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, sweet tea and lemon, consider this cocktail as the ultimate ice tea. Pour all ingredients into a highball, fill with ice and garnish with a lemon slice.
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