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A classic whisky highball garnished with mint and lemon against a pink background

Classic whisky highball

Published: March 22, 2022 at 2:39 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Crisp, light and refreshing, a whisky highball is a true classic – and, with just two ingredients, it's a cocktail that's winningly easy to make


Make this whisky highball in just 2 minutes, then check out our whisky sour, old fashioned, manhattan and more whisky cocktail recipes.


  • 50ml scotch whisky
  • 100ml sparkling water
  • lemon peel twist, to garnish
  • small mint sprig, to garnish


  • STEP 1

    Pour the whisky and sparkling water into an ice-filled chilled or frozen highball glass and gently stir with a long spoon. Garnish with the lemon peel and mint leaves, if using.

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