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Summer Highballin’

A classic cocktail, the highball is a basic mixer, which is always up for a range of fantastic variations.


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


  • 50ml dark rum
  • Schweppes dry ginger ale
  • lime wedge
  • ice


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.


Pimm’s Cup


  • 50ml Pimm’s No. 1
  • Schweppes lemonade
  • cucumber slices
  • orange slices
  • strawberries
  • ice


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.


Vodka Greyhound


  • 50ml vodka
  • grapefruit juice
  • lemon slice
  • ice


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


  • 50ml tequila
  • Schweppes Indian tonic water
  • ice
  • lime wedge


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.


Texas Highball


  • 50ml Jack Daniel’s
  • sweet black tea
  • lemon slices
  • ice


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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