Eton Highball Soda
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Eton Highball Soda
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The Eton Highball Soda is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crispness of gin with the bright acidity of lemon juice and the sweetness of cherry brandy and sugar syrup. ... more The Eton Highball Soda is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crispness of gin with the bright acidity of lemon juice and the sweetness of cherry brandy and sugar syrup. This well-balanced drink is topped off with soda water to create a light and effervescent beverage, perfect for sipping on a warm day. The use of a whisky glass typically indicates a nod to tradition with a contemporary twist, given the cocktail's composition. Its name, "Eton Highball," may evoke a sense of British classicism, potentially making it a choice drink for those seeking a touch of elegance in their cocktail experience. The cherry brandy in particular lends a fruity depth that contrasts with the botanical notes of the gin, making the Eton Highball Soda an intriguing mix of flavors that is both sophisticated and accessible.
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10.43% | 2.4 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Eton Highball Soda

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the soda water with ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a whisky glass
Top up with soda and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best technique to blend the flavors in an Eton Highball Soda?

The ideal technique for blending the flavors in an Eton Highball Soda is to shake the lemon juice, gin, cherry brandy, and sugar syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker. Then, strain the mixture into a whisky glass filled with ice and top it up with soda water. This method ensures that the flavors are well combined and chilled, enhancing the drink's overall taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve Eton Highball Soda to enhance its presentation?

To enhance the presentation of Eton Highball Soda, serve it in a high-quality whisky glass over ice, and consider adding a garnish. A lemon twist or a cherry can add a touch of elegance and provide a visual clue to the flavors within the drink. Additionally, a decorative straw or a small stirrer can add a practical yet stylish touch.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in Eton Highball Soda for a different flavor profile?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in Eton Highball Soda to alter the flavor profile. For a less sweet version, consider reducing the sugar syrup or using a sugar alternative. If cherry brandy isn't available or you're seeking a different taste, you might try using a raspberry or blackberry liqueur instead. For a more herbal or floral profile, consider swapping plain gin for an infused or botanical gin.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of gin is best suited for Eton Highball Soda?

A dry gin is best suited for Eton Highball Soda due to its clean, sharp flavor that doesn't overpower the other ingredients. Dry gin complements the tartness of the lemon juice and balances well with the sweetness of the cherry brandy and sugar syrup, resulting in a harmonious flavor profile. However, you're welcome to experiment with different gin varieties based on your taste preferences.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Eton Highball Soda compare to other highball cocktails?

The alcohol content of Eton Highball Soda at 10.43% is relatively moderate when compared to other highball cocktails. Highball drinks typically vary widely in alcohol content based on the spirits used and the ratio of spirit to mixer. Eton Highball Soda's balanced mix of gin and cherry brandy with a larger volume of soda water gives it a gentler potency, making it an easier drink to enjoy over a longer period without becoming overwhelming.

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